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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

It's an entertaining story, but feels like too little material (historical depth and detail, emotional resonance) stretched over too big a frame (plot points). I'm sure she did plenty of research in ... Read full review

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User Review  - idyll - LibraryThing

I get a little tired of books like this. Poetic, but ultimately shapeless writing. Gratuitous use of magic realism techniques that add nothing and make the characters less believable. Total loss of plot control half way through. Read full review

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User Review  - drausche - LibraryThing

Somewhere between okay and not that good. I enjoyed her "Island beneath the sea" much better. This story just didn't grab me but I kept going until the end--which I thought was rather odd. Read full review

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User Review  - banshea - LibraryThing

I was disappointed in this work, but then, I have high expectations of Allende. And why not? The House of the Spirits and Eva Luna are two of the best books I've ever read, and while Of Love and ... Read full review

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User Review  - eileenmary - LibraryThing

reminded me to much of signature of all things by elizabeth gilbert. didnt finish Read full review

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User Review  - shesinplainview - LibraryThing

I was surprised that this was an Oprah's pick. I found nothing special about it, it was a pretty much "cookie-cutter" type of book. Read full review


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