Publish date: January 1st 2010
Publisher: Other Press (NY)
Edition language: English
I just couldn't finish this book, despite it being obviously very well written. It just didn't engage me at all. It's very slow-moving and character-driven and I think these days books like this one just aren't my cup of tea. It's very literary in style and I like the way the author handles the char...
Great debut, telling the story of two feuding families who none the less rely on one another during the Depression.
3.5 starsThis story is very sober. It could almost be a morality tale, teaching that if you willfully hurt others, you could end up losing what you hoped to keep for yourself. The tale is told by two Midwestern farm wives of the early 20th century. Enidina and Mary are very different in temperame...
The Quickening is reminiscent of Willa Cather in its simplistic approach to life on a farm. However, unlike Cather, Hoover explores the darker side of humanity. Beautifully evocative, one can smell the dust and the dirt, feel the wind and hear the animals in the barn. Yet, there is an undercurrent ...
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