Three Views of Crystal WaterGovier, Katherine
Motherless at the age of six, Vera is left in the care of her grandfather, who spends long periods away at sea. When teenage Vera is taken by her grandfather's mistress to a small island in Japan, she finds a place where she can feel comfortable after years of loneliness. The women of the island take her in and she learns to dive for pearls. But Vera is an outsider, and when war is declared in Europe, she must go home to Vancouver. Vera never forgets her island life and to regain the passion and joy that she once knew, she must return to Japan, to the one place that she truly belonged.
Comments from GroupsOne considered it was her [most] favourite ever! Everyone enjoyed it to varying degrees. Motueka 002 Half the group loved this book. The subject was new to us and very interesting. The other half were more critical [and] luke warm about it.... Nelson 040 Some members found the book hard to get into. Others enjoyed it and found it had many strands to it. The description of the diving was particularly captivating and one of he beautiful "gems" in the book. Otorohanga 003 Positive discussion on this one, although two people found it not to their liking and didn't finish it......Auckland 134