Publish date: July 3rd 2014
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, World War II
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...
3.5 stars for all kinds of introspective feelings and a perfectly wonderful Finn.
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:...
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...
Gail Godwin is astonishingly good at character development, and this novel is no exception. The plot, however, stumbles along forever before flopping spectacularly.
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