On the Island (On the Island, #1) by Tracey Garvis GravesWhen thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his familys summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.
T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. Hes almost seventeen and if having cancer wasnt bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments -- instead of his friends.
Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.
Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
June Wrap Up -- 2019
What I’m Digging – On the Island by Tracey Garvis Graves
Well me, more like last night, after work until 2am. It is soooooooooooo good. SO much better than that. And ever! But this one lays it all out for you, piece by piece.
Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and…. When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropic… More.
Graves first became a published author officially with the release of her debut book. On the Island came out in It was very popular and has made it into over 30 languages. Translated so that it can be read all over the world, it is the first book in a series by the same name. She continues to write intriguing fiction stories for her fans. Tracey Garvis Graves is the creator and the author of the fiction series On the Island.
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