Title Profile & Character Information

San Miguel

Annotation
In 1888, Marantha Waters moves to the desolate isle of San Miguel Island off Southern Californias coast with her Civil War veteran husband, who does everything he can to keep their aspiring-actress daughter from slipping off to the mainland. In 1930, New York City librarian Elise Lester and her gung-ho World War I veteran husband settle on San Miguel, also looking for peace. Sharp moral conundrum in a distinctive setting; with an eight-city tour.

Characters
NameWaters, Marantha
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Adoptive mother

NameLester, Elise
GenderFemale
OccupationLibrarian
TraitsMarried
Mother

GenreFiction
Historical
Domestic
Saga
TopicsWomen's lives
Family relationships
Island life
Ranch life
Isolation
Hardship
Adopted children
Fathers and daughters
Rebellion
Teenage girls
War veterans
Great Depression
World War I veterans
SettingCalifornia
Island