A Mile of River
Publish date: April 22nd 2008
Publisher: Doubleday UK
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
3.5 stars. Much of the middle was overblown and melodramatic to the point of laughter, but the ending was very good. I really didn't believe in the father though - ridiculously caricatured!
April's reading group book set in the long, hot summer of '76. Jess and her brother live on a farm with their repressive father, their mother having left them some years ago. The farm is sturggling, and the summer isn't helping. In one sense, nothing much unusual happens, until one earth shattering ...
Jess is a seventeen year old girl growing up on a farm in the midlands during the nineteen seventies. Her mother left home when Jess was much younger; her father is a domineering, controlling figure. Jess wants to do the things that other teenagers do and she has ambitions to go to university to stu...
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