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The Blackberry Bush by David Housholder
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Jun 23, 11

Read from June 22 to 23, 2011

Title: THE BLACKBERRY BUSH
Author: David Housholder
Publisher: Summerside Press
June 2011
ISBN: 978-1-6093-6116-7
Genre: fiction/general

In 1989, on the same day the Berlin Wall began to be knocked down, two babies were born, at the exact same time, but due to time zones, different times were recorded. One was a boy, named Josh, who lived in California. The other was a girl, named Kati, who lived in Europe.

THE BLACKBERRY BUSH is kind of a difficult book to review. I read the story, parts of it made me sad enough to cry. Parts of it made me mad. And parts of it made me cry because it was so sweet.

The story is all over the place in time. Going from 1989 to 1999 to 1935, to 2001… etc. but once you start reading you get engaged—and you learn that even though these babies born in different continents are born at the same time on the same day in the same year, they have something else in common. Something in history that will tie them together—and something in the future.

The story is told - not shown, keeping the reader distant, and the ending seems kind of rushed.

I was a bit afraid to start this book when I picked it up and saw how it jumped all over the place in time, but it is actually very good and not confusing at all. It’s just very difficult to write a review on without giving anything away. $14.99. 204 pages.
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