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Whistle for a Wind/How Wide the Heart
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Down East Books
Publication date September 1, 2003
Pages 256
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780892726257
ISBN-10 0892726253
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.78 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Both longtime fans and new readers of Elisabeth Ogilvie will enjoy Whistle for a Wind and How Wide the Heart. The two books of this special two-in-one compendium mark the true beginning of the Bennett's Island series.
Whistle for a Wind is set in 1820 on Brigport (based on the Maine island of Matinicus), where the Bennetts lived before settling on the island that bears their name. Here we meet Jamie Bennett, the patriarch of the Bennetts, and learn about island life during the year that Maine became a state. In typical Ogilvie fashion, the story revolves around a central crisis: Wreckers are luring ships onto the rocks in order to abscond with their cargo. The skipper of the Cynthia is killed in one such raid, and soon Jamie is involved in bringing the killers to justice.

How Wide the Heart focuses on Ellen Douglass, daughter of Joanna Bennett and her first husband, Alec. Ellen has returned home to Bennett's Island after graduating from high school on the mainland. Once there, she is torn between attending a Boston art school and marrying her childhood sweetheart and becoming a lobsterman's wife. The story becomes more complicated when a summer visitor rents Owen Bennett's fish house and attracts Ellen's attention.

Filled with suspense, romance, and Ogilvie's trademark sense of place, these long unavailable books will be treasured by readers who desire to read more about the Bennett family.

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9780892726257 | details & prices | 256 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.78 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Both longtime fans and new readers of Elisabeth Ogilvie will enjoy Whistle for a Wind and How Wide the Heart.

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