I am going to give a bit of advice regarding this book:
1) If you have loved Fannie Flagg's other books or enjoy southern fiction, you won't go wrong with this one.
2) Many of the reviews posted give away most (if not all in some cases) of the plot's twists and turns. Spoilers abound with no warning. Be careful about reading them if you wish to be surprised.
Now that that is out of the way, I would like to share with you that Fannie Flagg knows how to tell a tale and do it well. Over the years, I have read just about everything she has written and she is a writer worth re-reading in my opinion. Some books have struck more of a chord than others, but all have been good. This novel is no exception. Flipping between the time periods of 2005 and World War II, there is a little bit of everything here and will appeal to a wide variety of readers. The unpublicized role of women in the war effort adds an historical fiction flare; the family secrets explored are worthy of some of the best women's fiction writers out there; and one of the over-the-top characters adds humor to what could have been a series heavy, emotional topics.
While Ms. Flagg keeps the reader entertained throughout all the pages, there is real meat to this story that can't be ignored. She manages to convey so much without the reader fully grasping at the time how much is there. Only upon further reflection do you realize how masterful she is.
I loved the book and will be recommending it to many friends with all varieties of reading tastes.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0739327364
- 条形码: 9780739327364
- 商品尺寸: 15.5 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm
- 商品重量: 476 g
- ASIN: 0739327364
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