I am a sucker for fiction that weaves biology and nature into the story (because, as Darwin might agree, nature is rich narrative territory). I am also a sucker for novels that weave multiple stories together. This book follows the lives of two women, in different eras. Both set out for Easter Island, one preceding WWI and the other sixty years later. Both are on personal and scientific quests. Back in time, Elsa follows her sister to the island but once there, discovers science as her true calling. In the contemporary story Greer pieces her life back together and recovers from the death of her husband. Together though, spanning across time, both unravel some of the mysteries surrounding Easter Island.