Decent novel. It is a series of little stories involving the different people in a small New England town-and how these events tie together. There is no main plot or who dunnit, just a story about people lost in a ever changing world. A nice little book to go to sleep to at night
This was a well written account of a time and place in history The characters were well developed. I would recommend reading up on Dogtown before reading the book. This will add to the understanding and enjoyment. I enjoy Diamant's writing style. The Red Tent was much more enjoyable However I enjoyed her development of these people and their progression through this ending of a town and way of life
This is a well written story about the lives of a community . It is very well written. There is a good development of characters.
Anitta Diamant writes such good stories. No unnecessary violence and no explicit sex are included in the book, because it wasn't needed, and that's so refreshing. And the narrator, Kate Nelligan, reads so smoothly and soothingly and yet conveys the proper excitement when necessary.
Each character had his own memorable moment.
I haven't listened to Kate Nelligan before and hoped I could find other books read by her. I was really disappointed when I searched her name and came up with only 6 books, of which I'd buy only 2.
This book is totally different from "The Red Tent", which I loved, but it is as compelling in its own way. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading character studies. There are some fascinating people in this book.
As others have said, this was not as good as the Red Tent. I thought the narraton was a little uneven. But the stories were interesting.
I was a huge fan of ‘The Red Tent’, but this was a disappointing follow up book. There was crude language and lacked a true ‘plot.’ I was able to listen to the entire book, with hopes that it would redeem itself, but no luck.