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- Item Weight : 10.7 ounces
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982229804
- Paperback : 280 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0982229801
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.63 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Elysian Fields Press (January 5, 2009)
- Language: : English
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Readers are treated to an absorbing story, actually two absorbing stories of Meg, in present day and Catherine from the 19th Century; told in alternating chapters. Both women experience tragedy in their lives and are searching for absolution from the sins of their fathers, and the stories play out with calculated symmetry. The connection between the two is a former sugar plantation on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean.
Be prepared to have Robuck's artful use of language invoke all of your senses. The earthy scents, vivid tropical blossoms and plants, the winds sweeping the land easily place you in past and present. Along with the beauty of the setting, it's a great story that moves quickly and left me wanting to learn more about the history of the island.
Overall, one of the best books I’ve read lately! If you like a good mystery mixed with historical fiction and ghosts then this one should be on the top of you list.
Barbara Anne Waite- Author "Elsie-Adventures of an Arizona Schoolteacher 1913-1916"
While there may be a few things to nitpick, as some reviewers have done,it really serves no useful purpose: she has done an excellent job of illustrating the differences and similarities between people in the past and present.
It is obvious that Ms Robuck has done a great deal of research on her subject, and I commend her for clearly showing the horror of slavery and the hypocrisy of the slave owners.
It is no easy task to bring to life a period of which one has no experiential knowledge, but she has done an exceptional job.