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ladysankofa has commented on (2) products.

Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Flight Behavior

ladysankofa, January 30, 2013

While my favorite Kingsolver book remains "Prodigal Summer," this, her latest book explores some of the themes that appear in some of her earlier works. She continues to create believable, human characters, ones you know you've met, either in the woods walking, or at the store shopping, or at church trying to believe. Her prose remains beautiful, fluid, and wondrous.
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The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits

ladysankofa, August 5, 2012

The beauty of the language of this incredible novel makes me forget that it is translated from the Spanish and I wish I could read it in its original. I was spellbound by the story of this amazing, odd, lovely, and strange family right from the very start, from "Barabbas came to us by sea." That it was Allende's first novel is stunning as well. You feel as if you are there, in Chile, and that all of these people you come to know on a close, intimate basis: Rosa, Clara, Esteban and the rest. It is almost sad to get to the last page--you leave wanting more.
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