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Goat water is not what you think [electronic resource] : The Montserrat Island Life of Two Hoosiers and the Volcano That Ended It. Carol Elrod.

Elrod, Carol. (Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: carmel : Hawthorne Publishing, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: Carol Elrod, a long-time Indianapolis Star reporter and her husband chucked it all for an interesting new life: they bought a house on the small Caribbean island of Montserrat. The book, developed from a detailed diary and full of interesting human and atmospheric details, tells the story of friendships with island native people, encounters with a traditional culture of do it tomorrow, caring for everybody and reverence for both God and zombies. Simple parts for everyday items were objects of scavenger hunts among the town's stores; bats flew over worshippers heads at the local Methodist church; the band played off-key when Prince Philip visited. The Elrods fashioned a beautiful life among exotic plants and humble neighbors, whose decency and friendship they came to love. How striking was their sadness, then, with the coming of the 1995-1997 volcano which destroyed half the island, killing several and burying the Elrod's home as they fled for their lives.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1067 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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