BEACON, NY, United States | Member Since 2011
Homespun tale of women and the pressures they face - growing up, motherhood, connections you might expect to have to have but find out not so important. Ties that bind families are stronger than ties that bind by blood - unexpected plot twists and very, very satisfying. Ms. Jackson's use of the language is clever and heartfelt and this is a novel not to be missed.
Climax - when Big confronts her tormentor.
There was no one favorite - but the way she read Mosey was exceptional.
Big. Great, fully developed and outlined character. I could see all the characters - but especially Big.
I loved, loved, loved this book!
Absolutely. The characters are well defined and the story is compelling.
Well, the ending, of course!
They are both expert narrators and truly brought these characters to life.
It made me cry. It made me pull over into a parking lot to sit through to the end.
One of the best stories of the Holocaust era I've ever read. It doesn't get maudlin or overly illustrative, just depicts a carefully delineated picture of what life was like for the Jews in Terezin.
I would not recommend this book if my friend has a sensitive stomach. The author spend a great deal of time on the end result of digestion. I teach the Digestive System to my 4th graders, but it was still too much for me. Maybe if I didn't listen to the book while driving to school in the morning, eating breakfast in the car!
Easy to follow.
I don't think I have heard her before. But she was excellent.
A qualified yes.
I learned a lot of interesting trivia about the history of the science of the digestive system, and the culture surrounding it.
A fun read.
Stephen King, when he goes deeper into sci fi.
Each story had different narrators, and yes, I'd heard some of them before. Can't remember who off hand.
No. I commute with it.
Some of the stories will stay with me forever. The one about the lady astronaut. And the one about what happened when God created the earth. Interesting heartfelt writing.
It reads well - the writer is good - but it feels like a one of the not-great Stephen King novels I so love - and I would rate it among the bottom. A good try, but a little too fantastic. The build-up to the problem's discovery is much better than the problem itself. But it has a nice ending. If you can get through the Squales you might like it.
I liked it. It was satisfying and touching.
All of them. He is a master narrator. Please tell him for me. It's so important! He brought life to an otherwise mediocre book.
I hope not.
Hang in there until the very nice, human, ending.
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