From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I like general fiction the best and this one was there. The plot was shaky but I loved the characters. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Jim Misko
I'm a bit of a Proulx addict and have read most of what I can get my hands on. Old Ace doesn't capture or enchant as much as earlier books. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ronnie Bosch
This book was filled with tales of interesting characters. Bob Dollar is a lovable guy, and while he is there to "destroy" the panhandle towns with hog farms, you can't... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Watson
Some authors seem to write unaffectedly. Annie Proulx has this knack. Her characters have some wildass names but they are wildass people. Read morePublished 2 months ago by zewponx
Captured the mid west exactly. Very atmospheric and descriptive. Well crafted story.Published 5 months ago by donal carey
I really enjoyed this book, although it lacks the pathos of the Shipping News, and Dollar is less developed as a character than Quoyle, although they share common traits. Read morePublished 5 months ago by marifa
I could not connect with any character, much less like them nor understand what this very talented author's literary quest was in this novel than perhaps draw some strange and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Like the other Annie Proulx books I've read (The Shipping News and Postcards) the protagonist is forced by circumstance to leave home and travel to another land to reshape his... Read morePublished 7 months ago by HT
Love Proulx, and this one the most. Characters who become memorable through her portraits of them.Published 8 months ago by Mollysydney