"When Meretuini Make opens the door, Marc greets her in his language, and she answers straight away in the old Rapa of her homeland. Marc Liblin, who has never been outside Europe, marries the only woman who understands him, and in 1983 he leaves with her for the island where his language is spoken."There is an island no one can set foot on (Peter I Island), an island sinking into the sea (Takuu), an island rumored to have buried treasure (Cocos Island), an island with zero population growth (Tikopia), and an island filled with a population of peoples who are completely colour blind (Pingelap).
I would say this book is good for anyone interested in islands and stories and history and adventure. It's really quite awesome. 8 down, plus 44 and volume 1 of the Norton Anthology of English Literature to go.