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Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen
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Jul 09, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, although the ending fizzled a bit. It's a heartbreaking tale of love and devotion. The story takes place in the South, late 1960's, and is narrated by 12 year-old Shenandoah, an intelligent girl who is fierce in her love and devotion for her twin sister Woody (Jane Woodrow), who has lost her voice and apparently her sanity after the disappearance of their mother. The narration is delightful and through Shenandoah's recounting the story, we are given to understand the twins' father loves them and their missing mother intensely, but soon we understand that our fearless narrator has misunderstood her father's words and actions and that he is actually a ruthlessly controlling man who dominates rather than loves his family. Despite his many grievous faults, Shenandoah loves her undeserving father as much as she does her sister and mother. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

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