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The Blue Orchard by Jackson Taylor
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Nov 26, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011
Read from November 26 to 29, 2011

Unfortunately this book kind of fizzles out. It's an interesting premise and great opening line - but I quickly concluded that the author was trying to tackle too many social issues. It's not very focused and a lot of the characters seem to develop in a stereotypical way. I also can't stand reading pontificating protagonists who ask rhetorical questions. The author needs to show, not tell, to move the plot along. I can appreciate the research he's done to tell his grandmother's story, but I wonder if the flaws stem from his emotional attachment to a family member's story.

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