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Publisher's Summary

A dark past. An impossible journey. The will to survive.

How far you would you go for love? Franny Stone is determined to go to the end of the earth, following the last of the Arctic terns on what may be their final migration to Antarctica.

As animal populations plummet and commercial fishing faces prohibition, Franny talks her way onto one of the few remaining boats heading south. But as she and the eccentric crew travel further from shore and safety, the dark secrets of Franny's life begin to unspool. A daughter's yearning search for her mother. An impulsive, passionate marriage. A shocking crime. Haunted by love and violence, Franny must confront what she is really running towards - and from. 

Migrations is a wild, gripping and deeply moving novel from a brilliant young writer. From the West Coast of Ireland to Australia and remote Greenland, through crashing Atlantic swells to the bottom of the world, this is an ode to the wild places and creatures now threatened and an epic story of the possibility of hope against all odds.

©2020 Charlotte McConaghy (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

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Excellent.

Well written and very interesting, just wanted to keep reading to find out what happens.

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Thought provoking

I loved this book, finished it in two days. Thought provoking, sad, hopeful.
Perfect narration.

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AMAZING!!

Loved this book so much! So beautifully written. I felt I was Franny every step of her journey.

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Original and compelling

This was a delightful surprise. A fascinating premise for a story and wonderful storytelling. The different threads and timelines remain clear and interwoven as the story progresses. Really enjoyed it. Always thrilled to find something so unique and interesting, that gives you vivid imagery and characters, and beautifully told.

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Great read

A few complexities in this one. Definitely gets you thinking. A complex character - leaves you wondering if anyone could have that much trouble in life - but then your realise that some people are damaged, and it can take a lot of work to sort out the mess. A good story and good to consider the environmental issues. Also a great theme - follow the birds from Arctic to Antarctic. Brilliant.

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Migrations by Carlotta McConaghy

I really enjoyed this book even though it was sad and made me cry
to think the birds and fish where dying off how very sad. Thank you everyone .

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Very disappointing

I won't say much, except for as a conservation biologist myself, there are so so many things wrong with this book. If you are going to base the entire concept on science, at least do a bit of research ffs.

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This Story took me by surprise

I started this just as a time filler. Then found I couldn't wait to get back to it.

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Sublime

Well, I could listen to Barrie Kreinik all day and her voice fits beautifully with this sublime story. I wanted to spend time with the characters. I wanted to see how the adventure progressed. I loved the gradual unfurling of the mystery of her past and the descriptions of her relationship. And then there's aching love of the wild and the wrestling of it in our natures. Really, it's something to behold. I might listen to it again now...

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Loved it.

Wasn’t sure I could love this As much as Once were Wolves. A little slower to get into but then I was hooked.
Thoroughly recommend.

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