Islands have a way of capturing our imagination. There is something irresistible about a place set apart by nature, whether it’s lush, tropical Jamaica or the Isle of Sky in the Scottish Hebrides. The closed world of an island may be a prison or a safe haven, its landscape the setting for dramatic action or quiet contemplation. Islands are often places of discovery, whether the treasure is pirate gold or something intangible and personal.
Since Robinson Crusoe, islands have inspired novelists in very different ways. Here are two of my favorites:
Tell Me: What's your favorite island story?
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