Osacoro itibaren Viraksaare, 72754 Järva County, Estonya
See my review for The History of Love. I liked this book but was annoyed after I read Krauss's book and saw that it was essencially the same story. When I realized they were married I felt like they were trying to pull something over their readers' eyes. Of the two, though, I thought this one was better written.
"The book begins with Seena Slepy on trial for the murder of her husband, Dick. Dick is a doctor who has brought his wife and four daughter to West Africa to begin missionary work. The story takes place in the late 1970's and is told from the point of view of Seena, Dick and the daughters, Mary Grace, Mary Catherine, Mary Tessa and Amaryllis. We also hear from two other characters who are important in this novel. Dick leads his family to an unfamiliar world where the life they knew will never be the same again. I loved this book. The settings are beautiful, Michigan and West Africa. The novel actually begins at the end and then the following chapters are told by each character and we are periodically taken back to the end of the story before we continue on. Now that I have read the book, if I was to read the story again, I know I would have a totally different view and feeling towards each character. It seems the author wanted us to be aware of how we label and view others before we really know them. I really think this book was so well written and I will continue to think back on it for quite awhile. I definitely recommend!"
I couldn't get into this one. It was disturbing, difficult to follow, and visually uninteresting.
Very good book if you're into parrots....