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The characters were well developed and will remind you of people that you know.
I found it to very disjointed and thought the characters were not very well developed as well as being quite stereotypical.
Both books share exquisite writing; nuanced studies of both characters and the times that make excellent reading.
I hadn't read Jean Thompson's work before reading THE YEAR WE LEFT HOME but I will certainly catch up on it now. Wonderful characters, terrific story, extremely moving. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jeff Steitzer
Has depressing as it is I could not put it down. Had trouble at first with the skipping years wish the author wrote a little more before skipping ahead. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Jeanne
The Year We Left Home is a novel about ordinary people, living ordinary lives, filled with ordinary triumphs and tragedies, successes and failures, love and longing – even the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rod Raglin
I really enjoyed reading this novel. The author brings the characters to live and makes them real but ordinary people.Published 3 months ago by Annette Yono
I received my purchase on time and it excellent condition--no complaints about my actual purchase. I did not care for this book. I kept waiting for something to "happen". Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clem and Cal
I was drawn in right away, something that is important to me. The characters were well written and interesting. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading.Published 7 months ago by Diane (Dolly) Wadholm
While attempting to be a family saga, it really is just an undisciplined collection of obvious observations. Read morePublished 7 months ago by john