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4.0 out of 5 stars
Moving and thought provoking, a book club book recommendation, 4 April 2010
We read this as one of our recent book club reads. We were all touched by this book in different ways which provoked great discussion and debate, just what you want from a book club recommendation. Many of us were keen to read the next installment of Janice Galloway's life story.
Janice Galloway's childhood experiences are moving, thought provoking and not always comfortable reading. She writes with tremendous skill, capturing a child's emotional landscape in an adult's language. Her words are evocative of the simple naivety of childhood as well as the confusion and fear of grown-ups and their misunderstood world. This is a beautifully written book, from the smallest details of a spider's web to the turmoil of sibling rivalry and mother love, every page is a pleasure to read. It eaves echoes in your mind to mull over and think about, what I call a proper good-read and not throw-away novel for a dull train ride.