Well written and informs about the history of the region. Good treatment of the effect of a strict religion upbringing.
All stories do not have happy endings but this story is real, raw, and although fictitious, it is hand held along side recent history which made it more interesting. Barbara Kingsolver's performance enhanced her story.
The strength of character revealed in the twin sisters.
The girls get together for a sister reunion and discover how different and yet alike they really are
No. It needs to be digested in segments
It seems like it could be a true story.
Tell us about yourself!
I struggled through the first thirty minutes, and then, BAM! I couldn't get enough. Beautifully written and beautifully narrated.
I read Kingsolver's compelling novel about 15 years ago, and decided it was time for another "reading"--I was again enthralled by the story of the 5 women set down in the Congo at that certain time and place in history, and I don't think it could have been narrated any better. The voices of the sisters and the mother were distinctive in both the words and the narration. This is one of my favorite books of all time, and there was something about the narrator's voice quality and tone that lent it an objective yet underlying desperate and loving air.
took me a while to get into it but that is typical of well researched novels... There is always the tendency to give too much background and detail. I have recommended it as a summer reading for seniors in my high school.
Kingsolver's writing is some of the best I have ever read. However, the story itself is heartbreaking. It is in part the story of someone sharing Christ without knowing Christ.