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Oh, my gosh, this is a phenomenal book. The structure of the writing, as well as the lanscape mirror the emotional and social nature of the main character. Truly great.
The main character in this will steal your heart, and while the story is quite disturbing, the book is beautiful and will stay with you long after you close turn the last page.
Whether you like the movie or not, the book is a jewel of a travel narrative. Like all good travel writing, you feel as if you've been there, and as she settles in for a new life, you get more than just a glimpse of Tuscany. I love armchair travel, and this one doesn't disappoint.
An amazing look at how animals survive winter extremes. The beauty and complexity of the natural world is always awe-inspiring, and that is brought through beautifully in this book by Berndt Heinrich.
This is my favorite of Barbara Kingsolver's novels, though I love them all, and she is one of my favorite contemporary authors. The ecology and nature that is woven through the stories of the characters is a wonderful blend of Kingsolver's biology background, always evident, but never more so than here, and her amazing writing talent.
A truly beautiful book by Wallace Stegner. The story of the longtime friendship between two couples. Angle of Repose is Wallace Stegner's best known/most critically acclaimed, and it is great, but this one is just so lovely, you won't want it to end.
Posted on August 11, 2008 at 12:22pm