“An interesting novel about familial relationships, especially between women - bridging the time gap between revolutions and modern times. When all was said and done, I never felt a connection with any of the women while reading the book, though I felt it a decent first effort. The reader remains very distanced and the female protagonists do nothing to allow you to get a glimpse into their hurts and desires. As they are with each other, so they treat the reader - with a sad sense of remove and distrust. You will never get a grasp of what these women are REALLY about.
My book group is reading this... I will be curious to see what comes out of the discussion. Overall, not a horrific read, but not a book I would pick up and read again. I like to identify with at least one character in a novel, whether good or bad, and this one left me feeling somewhat ignored. ”
Mark N wrote this review Sunday, March 2, 2008.