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All in all, a really good story and very well written.
This is a story of hardship, of simple joys, of anguish and of secrets....Ms. Silver's novel begs to be taken to your nearest book club and shared.
This book was so gripping and painful that I didn't want to put it down until I knew that Ares was going to be okay.
A well written book about a boy's coming of age. I thought it was worth the timePublished 1 month ago by Susan Liu
I love this author. There are always layers to her writings, questions unanswered and unsaid. The characters are so rich and complicated. Read morePublished 4 months ago by alyssa
I liked the characters, but I thought the plot wasn't very interesting. For a similar, but far better, "coming-of-age" story, try American Rust.Published 9 months ago by N. Moffett
This interesting novel shows the intelligence of the author and her compassion and understanding of the choices people make in their lives. Read morePublished 13 months ago by desertcat
I read this book after finishing Mary Coin. I liked this book from the same author, but it didn't resonate w/ me the way Mary Coin did. All in all, a good story w/ a lot of depth.Published 13 months ago by Cynthia Donohue
Fantastic story written with sensitivity and perspective of childhood on the forgivable fatal flaws of family and responsibility towards those we love.Published 16 months ago by Nora Perron-Jones
This book is easy to read and moves along quickly. I have visited the Salton Sea and have an understanding of the area and the incredible odor from the decaying fish along the... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Gerald
I am glad this was not the first book I read of hers or I would have missed Mary Coin. Book was too raw for me with the sexual thoughts etc. Just did not like. Read morePublished 22 months ago by mimi