On the Island

On the Island

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by Tracey Garvis Graves
     
 

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Two people stranded on an island struggle to survive—and slowly fall in love—in the runaway New York Times bestseller from the author of Covet.

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the

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Two people stranded on an island struggle to survive—and slowly fall in love—in the runaway New York Times bestseller from the author of Covet.

Anna Emerson is a thirty-year-old English teacher desperately in need of adventure. Worn down by the cold Chicago winters and a relationship that’s going nowhere, she jumps at the chance to spend the summer on a tropical island tutoring sixteen-year-old T.J.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to go anywhere. His cancer is in remission and he wants to get back to his normal life. But his parents are insisting he spend the summer in the Maldives catching up on all the school he missed last year.

Anna and T.J. board a private plane headed to the Callahan’s summer home, and as they fly over the Maldives’ twelve hundred islands, the unthinkable happens. Their plane crashes in shark-infested waters. They make it to shore, but soon discover that they’re stranded on an uninhabited island.

At first, their only thought is survival. But as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101609095
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2012
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
31,962
File size:
751 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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UNIT 1: NCLEX-RN Exam Preparation

1. The NCLEX-RN Examination

2. NCLEX-RN Preparation for Foreign-Educated Nurses

3. Pathways to Success 1

4. The NCLEX-RN Examination: From a Graduate's Perspective

5. Test-Taking Strategies

UNIT 2: Issues in Nursing

6. Cultural Awareness and Health Practices

7. Ethical and Legal Issues

8. Prioritizing Client Care: Leadership, Delegating, and Disaster Planning

UNIT 3: Nursing Sciences

9. Fluids and Electrolytes

10. Acid-Base Balance

11. Laboratory Values

12. Nutrition

13. Parenteral Nutrition

14. Intravenous Therapy

15. Administration of Blood Products

UNIT 4: Fundamental Skills

16. Provision of a Safe Environment

17. Calculation of Medication and Intravenous Prescriptions

18. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Guidelines for Health Care Providers

19. Perioperative Nursing Care

20. Positioning Clients

21. Care of a Client With a Tube

UNIT 5: Growth and Development Across the Life Span

22. Theories of Growth and Development

23. Developmental Stages

24. Care of the Older Client

25. Health and Physical Assessment of the Adult Client

UNIT 6: Maternity Nursing

26. Reproductive System

27. Obstetrical Assessment

28. Prenatal Period

29. Risk Conditions Related to Pregnancy

30. Labor and Delivery

31. Problems With Labor and Delivery

32. Postpartum Period

33. Postpartum Complications

34. Care of the Newborn

35. Maternity and Newborn Medications

UNIT 7: Pediatric Nursing

36. Integumentary Disorders

37. Hematological Disorders

38. Oncological Disorders

39. Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders

40. Gastrointestinal Disorders

41. Eye, Ear, and Throat Disorders

42. Respiratory Disorders

43. Cardiovascular Disorders

44. Renal and Urinary Disorders

45. Neurological, Cognitive, and Behavioral Disorders

46. Musculoskeletal Disorders

47. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

48. Infectious and Communicable Diseases

49. Pediatric Medication Administration and Calculations

UNIT 8: Integumentary Disorders of the Adult Client

50. Integumentary System

51. Integumentary Medications

UNIT 9: Hematological and Oncological Disorders of the Adult Client

52. Hematological and Oncological Disorders

53. Antineoplastic Medications

UNIT 10: Endocrine Disorders of the Adult Client

54. Endocrine System

55. Endocrine Medications

UNIT 11: Gastrointestinal Disorders of the Adult Client

56. Gastrointestinal System

57. Gastrointestinal Medications

UNIT 12: Respiratory Disorders of the Adult Client

58. Respiratory System

59. Respiratory Medications

UNIT 13: Cardiovascular Disorders of the Adult Client

60. Cardiovascular System

61. Cardiovascular Medications

UNIT 14: Renal and Urinary Disorders of the Adult Client

62. Renal System

63. Renal Medications

UNIT 15: Eye and Ear Disorders of the Adult Client

64. The Eye and the Ear

65. Ophthalmic and Otic Medications

UNIT 16: Neurological Disorders of the Adult Client

66. Neurological System

67. Neurological Medications

UNIT 17: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Adult Client

68. Musculoskeletal System

69. Musculoskeletal Medications

UNIT 18: Immune Disorders of the Adult Client

70. Immune Disorders

71. Immunological Medications

UNIT 19: Mental Health Disorders of the Adult Client

72. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

73. Models of Care

74. Mental Health Disorders

75. Addictions

76. Crisis Theory and Intervention

77. Psychiatric Medications

UNIT 20: Comprehensive Test

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Meet the Author

Tracey Garvis Graves lives in a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and hyper dog Chloe. She loves hearing from her fans and can be found on Twitter @tgarvisgraves and at facebook.com/tgarvisgraves.


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On the Island 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 632 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Also, just wanted to say that while the book BEGINS when the characters are 16 and 30, it takes place over many years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't stop thinking about this book. I was skeptical when I saw that this was about a 30 year old woman and a 16 year old boy. I almost didn't buy it because of the taboo age difference. Thank goodness a couple of reviewers pointed out that NOTHING happens between the couple until they are both consenting adults and their story spans over the course of several years. This is not a trashy, poorly written, pornographic e-romance. The author develops the characters wonderfully and the story draws you in. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down. I found myself dreading the last few pages because I didn't want the story to end. The only problem, I have no idea what I'm going to read next because I'm sure nothing else will compare.
Cimmaron More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down once I started reading. I was curious to find out if the 5-star ratings on other sites would love up to it and it did! On the Island was such a wonderful story about two extraordinary people who find love while living and surviving through an incredible journey. I honestly cannot think of one thing to dislike about this book. To me, this novel was perfection and it's totally going to be on my favorites shelf. Anna and T.J's journey is long but totally worth reading about. On the Island is just one of those romance books that leave you happy and satisfied at the end. This will definitely be one romance book that I will recommend to all my book friends who just love a good romance story. There are not enough words to describe how much I loved this book. I'm so glad that I took that leap of faith by picking it up. I swear to you that you will be left as satisfied as I was. This is just a MUST READ!
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
What a great read! really enjoyed it. It was very easy for me to connect to the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book. It catches your interest right away. It was never slow or plodding. It is one of those rare books I didn't want to put down, didn't want to end, and can't wait to read again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Captured my interest from page one. Could not put it down. Would highly reccomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. I would tell anyone to read this book 13 years old and older. This book has unsuspected twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. I am not a fastreader and i finished this book in 3 days because i couldnt put it down. You simply have to read it. It is truely amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A captivating survival/ romance book. Not for children. SOME SEX SCENES and other adult situations. I finished it in two sittings it was very hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it within 24 hours. Could not put it doen. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book by a first time author is a great read! I couldn't put it down and read it on my nook in 2 days. You won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Perfect for a summer read. More than your average boy/girl on abondoned island romance story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put this down. I read it in two sittings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very heartwarming, could put it down till i finished it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read that was hard to put down. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner. Couldn't put it down til i was done. Good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy it!!! Such a fun read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day on vacation at the beach. It was a page-turner and kept my attention. The romantic relationship between the two main characters might make some uncomfortable due to the age difference, but the romantic relationship does not begin until both are consenting adults, so I personally did not have a problem with it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romances, and is looking for an easy summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall...loved it. Thebrelationship developed slowly and believeably.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read, kept my interest all the way through! Definitely would highly recommend! Can't wait for her next book!
Donna5575 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone. very, very good.
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I loved the characters. makes a great summer read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Caught my attention right away and kept it thru the end. Some people have a problem with the age difference, but speaking from experience, I want to say the story is very possible given the circumstances. I loved it and will check out her next one as well! I read there may be a movie?.. Would ne so cool!
HappyEndingsPlease More than 1 year ago
A fantastic version of a 'stranded on a desert island' senario. Heartwrenching, suspensful, emotional and full of surprises. How it earns my 5-stars: its well written and completely entertaining. You find yourself rooting for Anna & TJ. A perfect summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such an easy read that I could not put down! I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is looking for a cute story to enjoy.