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by Gail Godwin
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Overdue
Overdue rated it 8 years ago
I was walking in the pool lane and ran into Charlotte,a summer friend. We asked after each other. We hadn't seen each other for 10 months, and then asked after our only daughters, girls around 30. Then we got around to books. Each of us had a recommendation . Mine was Flora, by Gail Godwin. Every re...
readitsomewhere
readitsomewhere rated it 8 years ago
3.5 stars for all kinds of introspective feelings and a perfectly wonderful Finn.
Merle
Merle rated it 8 years ago
I was so intrigued by the characterization in the first few pages that I just had to read this book. It’s short and I read it very quickly, but in the end it was something of a disappointment.Like many first-person narratives, this story is told by an old woman, Helen, looking back on her childhood:...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 8 years ago
Gail Godwin has long been one of my favorite authors and Flora is a fine example of why. All the main characters seem so real it's hard to imagine they're actually fictional, but instead of making them prosaic their fullness, including their flaws, makes them both fascinating and sympathetic, and it...
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it 8 years ago
Gail Godwin is astonishingly good at character development, and this novel is no exception. The plot, however, stumbles along forever before flopping spectacularly.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 8 years ago
a children's historical
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