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Set primarily in Switzerland, the book has a nice local flavor that complements the story well and is interjected unobtrusively at various points as the plot moves forward. In terms of point of view, the story is seen through the eyes of the three main characters and, as such, the narrative is superb. This book is no lightweight by any means. The main themes of the story are trust, betrayal, honesty, loss, and love. Applicable in some degree to each of the three, the handling and development of these themes was top notch.
If you like stories of ordinary people thrown together into uncommon situations, I know you will enjoy this book as much as I did. I recommend it highly and look forward to reading Polkinhorn's next installment.
Karla begins to take art lessons from Jonas, and over the years, a relationship forms between Anna and Jonas, but each character's past threatens to destroy the love they are building.
This was a very warm and charming story that really made me want to root for the characters. The flow of the story was very natural and each character's struggle to reconcile their past made sense and was quite relatable.
Aside from Anna and Jonas' respective stories, I found Karla's coming-of-age to be quite charming, and I loved the interaction between Karla and her best friend Maja. The author did an excellent job of writing an authentic character and describing her relationship to the world (and those close to her) as it evolved with each passing year.
"An Uncommon Family" is a feel-good story that was a pleasure to read. I very much look forward to reading "Love of a Stonemason" so that I can find out what happened to Karla when after she grew up. I know I'm in for a treat!