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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
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Apr 24, 11

bookshelves: genre-mod-lit-fic, genre-modern-classic, read-2011, read-me-again
Read in April, 2011

At it's core, this is a novel of self-discovery, but it resists being sappy or preachy. Great characters and plotting throughout. My only quibble is that some of the writing is heavily stylized in a sort of minimalist manner, but that's just a quibble. I really loved Quoyle's story, the descriptions of the land and sea, most of the writing and the well-earned ending.

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