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Mink River by Brian  Doyle
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Nov 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: zaba
Read from October 11 to November 16, 2011

It took me a while to get into this. It's got very short chapters, and I went with that, reading a chapter or two -- just a handful of pages -- at a time. I couldn't get attached to the characters or the story that way. I needed to finish it, though, for the book group, so I eventually sat down for a long reading stretch, and that's when I fell for it. I loved the characters, the organic development of the story, the lovingly descriptive writing. I'm not fond of magical realism, in general, so found a few small elements off-putting, but they weren't too disturbing once I was connected to the characters.

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