Orcas Island and Turtleback Mountain


Home of Charlotte Paul’s Phoenix Island

Islander Press is the U.S. publisher of Phoenix Island, by Charlotte Paul, in its 35th Anniversary Edition. This site features info on that book and others by the author, as well as on Charlotte herself.

We do not sell this book directly. You can purchase through most regular booksellers. If you are a bookseller yourself, please order from Ingram.

Top photo: Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands. In the middle distance is Turtleback Mountain, a major landmark of the San Juans and a possible geographical model for Phoenix Island. Photo by Mark Shepard.

35th Anniversary Edition!

Book cover: Phoenix Island

Phoenix Island

By Charlotte Paul

Charlotte Paul, Twentieth-Century Utopian

Mark Shepard’s afterword for Phoenix Island.

A Guilty Pleasure?

Mark Shepard’s review of Phoenix Island.

Phoenix Island—Alternate Ending

Charlotte’s original ending, setting up a sequel that was never written.

Safe or Steamy?

Mark Shepard on the varied editions of Gold Mountain and Wild Valley.

A Charlotte Paul Gallery

Images from Charlotte’s life.

About Phoenix Island

Info on Charlotte Paul’s monumental novel.

Charlotte Paul
Charlotte Paul on Lopez Island

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