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A Time of Miracles by Anne-Laure Bondoux
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Jun 19, 2012

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bookshelves: fiction, foreign, juvenile
Read in May, 2012

I thought this was pretty good. I did have some difficulty keeping the roughly contemporary time in mind, but that's not the fault of the book but rather our own little self-centered culture that makes it difficult to see that it can be different and difficult in order places in today's world. It does open up a fascinating world view, although one that is blurred by the confusion of childhood and memory. Gloria's character seems a bit strange at first but later here is explanation for this, although not typically what I'd expect in a children's book, not that I think there is anything wrong with including Gloria's way of enabling things for Koumail. It is a rather poetic piece, but doesn't go so far as to annoy me with blatant literariness. Instead, the sense of confusion and displacement works rather well for the topic at hand and produces a rather good read.
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