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Interesting, stimulating, worthwhile reading.
This book could have been so much better if the author wouldnt have watered it down with fillers .Long repetitive descriptive parts ,pointless dialogues.
Her writing is fluid and vivid -- I could picture the characters, scenery, and the moods and vibes perfectly.
It captured the language, speaking style and culture of Jamaica. Not as good as Small Island which I gave a five star, so I could not give this one a five star. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jasmine
Just what the doctor ordered for a long flight. As an anglo Caribbean person I could empathise with many of the plots and characters. Good readPublished 19 months ago by Pam Thompson
Since locating to The Bahamas in 1970, I can relate to the first impressions of this part of the world, Bahamians and Jamaicans are very much alike in many aspects of their,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Cathy Roach
What an interesting story. Faith's journey from England to Jamaica is not the majority of the novel, but it is definitely the most hopeful. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Cas Alex
I read Fruit of the Lemon after reading Small Island by the same author. Both are excellent books, providing unusual (Caribbean) perspectives on life and history. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Lynn Galvin
I enjoyed this book tremendously. I walked down the streets as Andrea Levy described them, I felt the warm air, and I certainly heard the sing-song in the Jamaican accent. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by Devon House
Wonderful story about the daughter of Caribbean immigrants to th UK who goes back to the islands to recuperate after an apparent nervous breakdown. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by lindatee
In Fruit of the Lemon, Levy describes a woman's journey to understanding herself and her past. This book creates an amazing portrait of a family and beautiful part of the world -... Read morePublished on July 30, 2011 by WriterGuy
I liked this book as it was a great reflection of what so many of us know that blacks in the UK are not treated well and that 2nd generation Caribbean immigrants often suffer... Read morePublished on January 23, 2008 by Caribbean Queen