Alyssa Gribble Gribble từ Segue, Mali
LOVED this book. Hearing a voice from such a difficult family situation yet the love she has for her family helps me understand some of my students a little better.
I really liked this novel, Russo is a grand story teller, in the vein of Dickens and Tolstoy, but at times he seems a little too in control, lacking an edge. Then again, what do I know, it's a great story-- "But now the river's gone back to doing what it wants, and what it wants is to wash up dead animals and all manner of trash on my nice lawn. That's the lovely odor you noticed when you sat down. Which is my point. Lives are rivers. We imagine we can direct their paths, though in the end there's but one destination, and we end up being true to ourselves only because we have no choice."