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Swallow's Dance

This novel chronicles a girl's story of survival in the face of natural disasters wreak havoc on her island and society.

Wendy Orr

Leira is about to start her initiation as a priestess when her world is turned upside down. A violent earthquake leaves her home — and her family — in pieces. And the earth goddess hasn't finished with the island yet. With her family, Leira flees across the sea to Crete, expecting sanctuary. But a volcanic eruption throws the entire world into darkness. After the resulting tsunami, society descends into chaos; the status and privilege of being noble-born are reduced to nothing. With her injured mother and elderly nurse, Leira must find the strength and resourcefulness within herself to find safety. A thrilling new Bronze Age survival story from the award-winning author of Dragonfly Song and Nim's Island. (From Pajama Press)

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