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Characters were bland and boring, and a bit sad.
What amazed me about this book was Shields extremely fluid writing style allows you to flow through this story as if it were unfolding before your very eyes.
Just the same, like some of the other readers, I found myself laboring through the chapters, I began pushing myself to pick the book up and read on.
interesting book....not my favorite, but read it for book club.Published 18 days ago by kendra kuehn
Rich in description and emotion. This book is an experience.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
A Canadian friend gave me this book several years ago.This friend has given me many books over the years by highly praised female Canadian authors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mzzbee
What writing! What language! What sensibility!
This will be special book for me to return to many times. Read more
Beautiful, evocative writing was not matched by content which faded disappointingly in the final quarter to the point of failing to hold this reader's attention.Published 2 months ago by Novice
I first became interested and aware of Carol Shields' writing when I read and was enthralled with her last book Unless. Read morePublished 3 months ago by F. Orion Pozo
A great story about the life of a 20th century woman. Based on real people and events. Interesting characters. My book club was all thumbs up.Published 4 months ago by Wendy
I ordered this as a book club selection and would consider the book "just average", but the discussion was great due to the leader doing a lot of research on the author. Read morePublished 5 months ago by book lover