The White Pearl

Furnivall, Kate

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The White Pearl
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Malaya, 1941. Connie Thornton plays her role as a dutiful wife and mother without complaint. She is among the fortunate after all-the British rubber plantation owners reaping the benefits of the colonial life. But Connie feels as though she is oppressed, crippled by boredom, sweltering heat, a loveless marriage. . . Then, in December, the Japanese invade. Connie and her family flee, sailing south on their yacht toward Singapore, where the British are certain to stand firm against the Japanese. En route, in the company of friends, they learn that Singapore is already under siege. Tensions mount, tempers flare, and the yacht's inhabitants are driven by fear. --Publisher.

Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2012
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition
ISBN: 0425241009
9780425241004
Branch Call Number: FICTION Fur
Characteristics: 433 pages ; 21 cm

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Aug 02, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "It's Malaya, 1941, the start of the WWII. The family flees Malaya in their boat to escape the Japanese. So many tragic events- impossible to believe- but the heroine and her lover survive."

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