survival stories -- fiction

Homecoming

By Cynthia Voigt

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Abandoned by their mother, four children begin a search for a home and an identity.
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The Summer I Dared

By Barbara Delinksy

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After surviving a boating accident that claimed several lives, Julia Bechtel decides to go in a new direction and gains a new perspective in her small town on the coast of Maine.
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Robinson Crusoe

By Daniel Defoe

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The subtitle tells it all: the life and strange surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner: who lived eight and twenty years all alone in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river of Orinoco; having been cast on shore by shipwreck, wherein all the men perished but himself. With an account how he was at last strangely delivered by pirates.  Based on a true story.

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West of Eden

By Harry Harrison

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Sixty-five million years ago, a disastrous cataclysm eliminated three quarters of all life on Earth. Overnight, the age of dinosaurs ended. The age of mammals had begun. But what if history had happened differently? What if the reptiles had survived to evolve intelligent life? In West of Eden, best-selling author Harry Harrison has created a rich, dramatic saga of a world where the descendants of the dinosaurs struggled with a clan of humans in a battle for survival.
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