True North

True North

by K.R. Conway


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For Eila Walker, history has become its own demon. After months of trying to keep ahead of those who are hunting her, Eila is more than ready to end her days of running. But her ancestor, Elizabeth, has left a twisted legacy in her wake that shadows Eila still, nearly 170 years later.

When her grandfather reveals that he has kept a priceless piece of the past hidden in his vault on the island of Polaris, Eila and her friends are hopeful they may finally find the answers they so desperately need.

But just when Polaris is beginning to feel like a safe haven, a brutal attack leaves the group shattered. Eila, desperate to end the violence, soon finds herself drawn into the decadent underworld of the Mortis, where lies become truths, and allies . . . become killers.

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ISBN-13: 9780997373776
Publisher: Kathleen Conway
Publication date: 03/19/2018
Series: Undertow , #3
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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True North 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
NellieMc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The first 2/3 or so of the book was an excellent continuation of the first volume of the author's memoirs, [The Road from Coorain]. This story takes the author from her departure from her native Australia to Harvard where she completes her course work for her PhD in American history, her marriage, and her teaching at the University of Toronto. Unfortunately, a lot of the excitement, verve, even descriptive excellence disappears towards the end of the book when she takes on becoming the first Vice President at the U of T and eventually accepts the presidency of Smith College. Unfortunately, this becomes a about women's education and educational politics and is a lot less interesting, and now considerably dated. I also found the story of her marriage a bit forced. She acknowledged the problems of drinking (both) and manic depression (her husband--who was a renowned scholar in his own right), but most of the description is of an idyllic existence and, frankly, he sounds awfully understanding of her ambitions.The balance seems out of whack; it would have been more interesting with more nuance. It's almost as though she felt obligated to write about it, but didn't really want to.
reannon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Second of Conway's three autobiographical books. The first is Road to Coorain, which covered her childhood in Australia and college there. True North starts with her graduate schooling at Harvard, her marriage, and her years taeching at the University of Toronto and becoming an administrator there, and ends with her selection as president of Smith College. Conway is a writer who makes me remember the excitement of new ideas, the joy of learning, of comminicating with others about ideas. She grows so much in the course of the book, in knowlege, in confidence in her capacity, and in her understanding of relationships. Highly recommended.
oldmanmarco More than 1 year ago
Conway continues her story, begun in The Road From Coorain which describes her coming-of-age life on an Australian sheep farm. After obtaining an undergraduate at the University of Sydney, True North describes her adventures, first in the United States, where she begins graduate studies and meets her future husband, and then continues on to Toronto, Canada, where she eventually becaomes Vice President of the University of Toronto. Conway's writing is literate, sophisticated, and a pleasure to read. Her signature restraint, while making her memoirs into real page-turners, belies her intellectual depth and the enormous importance of the work she does in the field of women's education. True North leaves Conway poised for another life-changing decision and its consequences, which story she tells in her final volume of memoir, A Woman's Education.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
True North: A Memoir is not just a well written book that is hard to put down, but the next-to-last chapter should be required reading for women in leadership or who are entering such positions. Her insights are invaluable and that chapter is worth far more than the price of the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really can't explain my feelings in words. Look at the subject first then read on. They are all by Dr. Jill Ker Conway (shes a phd). The titles are The Road from Coorain (also a Exxon Mobil Masterpiece Theater movie as well), True North, and A Women's Education. Is she orginally from New South Wales, Australia. Came to the United States for graduate school, but stayed there after that, but was Canada as well for 6 years. Boys you will also love reading them as well. Thank you.