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Crooked Heart: A Novel - Lissa Evans
Crooked Heart: A Novel
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3.67 15
Format: Kindle Edition
ISBN: 9780062364852
ASIN: B00OY3G7IS
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 293
Edition language: English
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite rated it
3.5 Crooked Heart, by Lissa Evans
After reading Chris Offutt’s My Father, the Pornographer, I figured I needed a book with a less dysfunctional family. Because Lissa Evans’ novel, Crooked Heart, is about a boy and his foster mother running cons in World War II London, it was the obvious next choice. Noel Bostick lived with his godmo...
Sister Mary Murderous
Sister Mary Murderous rated it
5.0 My favorite read of the year so far
Crooked Heart is the story of Noel Bostock and Vee Sedge, a couple of misfits in England during World War II. Noel is a 10-year-old orphan boy, living with his eccentric godmother, Mattie, in her rambling old house near Hampstead Heath. Mattie was a suffragette in the '20s and has a disdain for anyt...
Beamis12
Beamis12 rated it
4.0 Crooked Heart
Hard to believe I could find a novel about the London Blitz and WWII both heartwarming and at times ironically humorous. But I did and much of this is due to the author and her wonderful characterizations. I quickly fell in love with ten year old Noel, a precocious boy of unknown origins who was bei...
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews
100 Pages A Day...Stephanie's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Crooked Heart
Two lost souls find each other in England during World War II. Ten year old Noel Bostock was raised by his godmother, Mattie, an eclectic soul and a suffragette. Mattie raised Noel her way, Noel does not fear authority and has a way of thinking to challenge most adults. When Mattie’s dementia wor...
Steph's Books
Steph's Books rated it
5.0 Crooked Heart
Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans is a fantastic book. I had it in my mind that it was a crime novel, and although there is criminal activity the main thread throughout the novel is relationship building. Vee takes in an evacuee, Noel, at the onset of WW2. She is drowning in debt and is desperate for a b...
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