Less historical fiction, more family saga, this Audible narration was one of the best I have ever heard. The narrator had a magical, haunting quality for each of the three, distinct, yet unique. I sense that this book was written to be read aloud. The detail becomes less relevant, and the pace of the story can be slower,without affecting the reader's enjoyment. I don't think I would have enjoyed reading it as much - and I hardly ever say that!
The author writes well, with a flow and a charm that sets her stories apart.
However, there were some scenes that were a little jarring, and some reactions that were underplayed. I enjoyed the revealing of the secrets in each generation, but did wonder about plausibility. The ending was ok, but didn't leave a sense of resolution, which was out of kilter with the detail in the rest of the book.
Read it, borrowed from a friend, or the library, when you have a lot of time - it's long. Or listen to it, it's great for slowing the pace somewhat.
A pleasant, could-have-been-better, but not bad-at-all listen.
You may also like A spool of blue thread by Anne Tyler or Some Luck by Jane Smiley
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