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Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani
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Jan 23, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: i-own-it, canadian
Recommended for: middle-aged women
Read in January, 2008

I liked this book better than The Stone Angel, but that may reflect my increased maturity since I read Stone Angel, rather than a better story.

In setting up the main character, an 80 yr old woman (Georgie) who spends the novel lying in a ravine after a car accident recalling the events and people in her life, the author does not really make her lovable. I felt little connection with her, and didn't really care if she was found or not. In fact, I found Georgie's thoughts to Queen Elizabeth rather pathetic. Her mother, aunt, sister, and especially grandmother, seemed more interesting characters.

If you're interested in reflecting on life and living as it comes to a close, then this book may have something to offer. But that's not where I am right now.

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