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The Sea Captain's Wife by Martha Hodes
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Apr 17, 12

bookshelves: history
Read from March 21 to April 14, 2012

I'd add at least a half star. The beginning a little slow because she is redundant at times.

But once into the history you find yourself not only involved in Eunice's life, her family's and communities but also getting new insights to the social attitudes,relationships and worries of the mid 1800s.

Rather than fictionalizing what she couldn't document about the family, she described the different attitudes, different customs, etc which Eunice might have follow.

For me her world became real, losing the spins of attitudes of writer to the variety and changing ones of those who actually lived through it


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