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Stunning. Beautiful. Haunting. Devastating.

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Reviewed: 2019-08-23

A book that is as meaningful today as it was in 1973. Quite possibly one of the greatest books I have ever read...but oh how my heart breaketh to realize how very little things have changed.

So Wonderful! A book every women should savor .

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Reviewed: 2019-07-21

In a world, so quick to judge and tell us who we should be, this book celebrates the beauty of difference and non-judgment. Italso celebrates all types of love, especially those between women, and how transformative real, non-judgmental friendship is...one of life's greatest gifts. Blessings on your journey, as I have this book to be a journey and hope that journey finds truth for you too.

A Story of Relationship

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Reviewed: 2019-07-04

I must admit that this story starts slow but I encourage you to persevere as it develops into a beautiful and devastating story of the life of a relationship. It demonstrates how the ghosts of one's past can linger in sinister ways that disrupt one's true intention to be their best self. Some of the characters you will love and others are more complicated and difficult to understand. in the end though, it demonstrates how relationships require continuous work both individually and as a couple. This is not a book of happy endings and romance but rather, a realistic analysis of the parts we chose to share and what we keep hidden.

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I LOVED THIS BOOK!

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Reviewed: 2019-02-10

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this book is. It is beautifully written and equally makes you laugh and cry. It is a story of survival, loss, acceptance, and the importance of human connection. I loved the character Elenor so, so much that it is a little hard to say goodbye. This may well be my new favorite book.

Breathtakingly Beautiful.

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Reviewed: 2018-11-18

I came across this book by accident and its words swept me away to a Cuba I have seen and a Cuba that I have read about. This book is romantic and touching and heartbreaking all at the same time. It offers some wonderful history, as well as, a darkness that loomed during the revolution. I did not know the full extent of how the revolution of 1959 broke Cuba. I also did not know the extent of the Cuban spirit, although, in reflection I can now see the desire to endure despite of so many obstacles that was present when I traveled there. To read this may change how you feel about your travels to Cuba. I hope it does. Moreover, to read this book will offer you an in depth look into how the human spirit can prevail.

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Stunning. There are no words to express my thanks

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Reviewed: 2018-09-01

I thank you, Mr. Wagamese for your last gift of words that have penetrated my soul and though a dedicated reader of many authors and stories, you have come to be my favorite. It is in your complex yet simple text that I have come to know a little more of myself and the beauty of redemption. Sleep well my friend. I shall feel you in the land always.

Exceedingly Wonderful and Heartbreaking.

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Reviewed: 2018-06-06

Sometimes you cross over a book that you know will stay with you always. Within the pages of this book, you will meet characters that you so desperately love and some that you will hate. You will see how poverty, class and status have and continue to guide decision making. Lisa Wingate offers a glance inside the horror of baby mills and botched adoptions...but moreover, highlights the immense importance of sharing one's story and the connection one has to their family history. Please read. You will be disappointed.

Beautiful.

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Reviewed: 2018-03-09

This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. It will stay with me always.

Beautiful, complex and heartbreaking.

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Reviewed: 2018-02-28

This is a story about the lies we tell ourselves and the elements of life that are most important. It weaves the complexity of ethnicity, socioeconomic class and gender into a story that we can all relate to on some level. How do we view ourselves? How do we view each other? It's very timely in this unsettling time. The prose of this book blend so much that it is difficult to put into short text. Celest Ng has truly mastered the craft of writing with such depth and honesty. She begs the reader to really define their truth or in the least, acknowledge the skewed lens many of us might see the world.

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Beautiful! Such an evolved and yet simple

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Reviewed: 2017-12-31

This is wonderful book about overcoming great obstacles. Inspiring on every level. I loved it!!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful