Sunday, January 22, 2012

Suzanne Weyn's Distant Waves

Weyn incorporates fiction with historical fact in Distant Waves.

An intricate tale is woven around several characters, some real and some fiction.  The Taylor sisters are from Spirit Vale, which is based on Lily Dale in New York.  They find themselves on board Titanic, having seen several premonitions of the ship's demise.

The plot is more complicated than five sisters on board a ship destined to sink.  The author weaves in back story including scientific experiments of Nikola Tesla, who historically was not on board the ship. Weyn also managed to include several of the more famous passengers into her story.

Distant Waves is geared more toward girls between the ages of 11 and 13. Aside from having a limited demographic, I really love the way Weyn wrote this novel.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get kids into reading fiction, and brushing up on a history lesson or two.

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