Emily Dymond Dymond itibaren 9963 TC Warfhuizen, Hollanda
As I finished the book on my commute home, I sat on the bus sobbing, this was before the twins were at death's door/ I sobbed for lost love and the sadness associated with ignorance. Just a remarkable story.
I really liked this mixture of history and magical realism. The author did an excellent job at switching from past to present and mirroring the people and place in each without ever being obvious in doing so.
A good, important, moving book about a man's search for lost relatives and the impact the search has on his family--but I struggled with this book like crazy, fighting the urge to pull out my red pen. The man has a lot to say, but desperately needs an editor. I spent so much time slogging through the sloppy writing that it interfered with the content. I am glad I read it and it was worth the trouble, but I'm sure the story could have been told more nimbly.
My first Anita Shreve book. Pretty good, touching story. I have read other Shreve books and this is probably one of her best.