If you enjoy history combined with psychology, this is a good book. Although a little dry in parts, the characteracters bring meaning to how horrible war is and how change in a science that cannot be measured or always seens as scientific must have been difficult at the least.
The patience and feelings that the doctor also experiences himself are portrayed in his voice very clearly.
The author reveals subtle hints about his characters and who they really are. By doing so he treats his listeners/readers intellect with respect.
None others listened to.
Easy and uncomplicated to listen to.
No! The characters were too much like those in a B movie, This book was a disappointment.
Rick Bragg, telling this story about his family, particularly his grandfather, is honest, gritty, heartwarming, humorous... but mainly 'real.'
Bragg's ability to build characters that we can all relate to and have all had as family members ourselves is remarkable.
Charlie; he is both a hero and a scoundrel. But Ava too has her moments on center stage---particularly when she visits her baby daughter's grave after many decades have past since her child's death. Bragg's sensitivity to her feelings and the reaction of those who were with her is remarkable.
honest, straight-forward, real
This story is like watching life unfold...not sugary, romantic or sappy but truthful. Patchett creates an honest portrait of a relationship that develops into a good marriage and life. .
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