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The Still Point by Amy Sackville
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Jan 29, 11

it was amazing
Read from May 24, 2010 to January 29, 2011

This is a spectacular book which has to be one of my all time favourites - and it is a debut! The style is enrapturing as Sackville guides you around four main lives and shows you how physical separation can be as destructive as mental separation. Julia is trying to archive her great great grandfather's items whilst discovering herself only to find her heroine ancestor is not quite who she thinks and neither is she. During this we find Emily Mackley, a wife with a missing husband, who dutifully waits for him and has to cope as someone separate from her family in law. Meanwhile Edward Mackley travels the expanse of the Arctic, searching for one thing but aching to come home for another. Finally, Simon, Julia's husband finds that choices aren't easily made and searches for the answer on how he can bring himself closer to his wife. These stories are beautifully written and become entwined within another showing two separate tales of love with subtle differences. An incredibly poignant, powerful and beautifully written book will capture your heart in more ways than one, proving that in one day, that emotions have no boundaries and life is never perfect.
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Reading Progress

05/24/2010 page 34
01/18/2011 page 8
3.0% "I love the style so much, it almost makes me want to stop..ok that sounds weird"
01/26/2011 page 162
68.0% "The book is actually quite sad - the love between them haunting however a paradox between Julia and Simon. Their love is different and unequal in some way."
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Grace Dobson I am hardly into the book and already it has to be in my top 3 books. The detail is unparalleled and the style enrapturing. Marvellous.

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