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Swan: A Novel from the author of Under the Tuscan Sun Paperback – August 26, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
A couple of points for the prospective reader:
1. This really isn't about a mystery, it's about the impact of a mother's suicide has upon her grown children and their relationships.
2. If you read this expecting a mystery that will keep you up all night, you'll be sorely disappointed.
3. Recognize that this presents the rural South in the 1970s from the standpoint of the white middle class; you'll have to work hard to find any mention or hint of discrimination or race relations, so if you're looking for a fuller portrait, this is not the book for you.
4. The last half of the story - it's pacing, the story's evolution, etc., more than make up for what I felt was a bit of a slow beginning.
All in all, this is a very enjoyable book - one well worth reading.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. Sad when it ended. I wish it had a sequel to it goodPublished 6 months ago by becky parrish
Mayes writes well about the South, where she grew up. An exceptionally good first novel, from an accomplished writer.Published 11 months ago by aha
What lovely imagery. I could feel the heat, the scent of magnolias and the green water. A captivating story. I hope there will be more novels to follow.Published 15 months ago by Avid Reader
Very good book, will donate to library when my family members finish reading it. I like everything Frances Mayes has written.Published 16 months ago by Jan Brandenburg
I am quite an admirer of Frances Mayes and have read all of her books. Her descriptive powers, observations of character and impish sense of humor have long attracted me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Miller
Would better have been finished. All that time and no solution!!!Published 20 months ago by Polly Dog
I am enjoying the story very much! All her books are a great readPublished 21 months ago by libros - CA
Frances has a ability to put you in the story and make you really care about her character whether they are real or fictional.Published 21 months ago by Bookworm