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.