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Sing Them Home by Stephanie Kallos
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May 26, 09

bookshelves: fiction-21st-cent
Read in May, 2009

** spoiler alert ** This book was a Christmas gift, and has reached the top of my list because it is in hard cover. I need to read it before the paperback is released, or I will feel the giver wasted her money.

The beginning is VERY odd, but I'm intrigued.... Now, if I could just find the time to read....

With a foot injury and unable to play tennis, I'm going to have lots of time to read. I should be finished with it in the next day or so.

This book draws facinating character studies, examining the different reactions of 3 siblings to the loss of their parents. Oddly enough, I don't think this book is a downer...hmmm, I'd love to pass it on to someone who would write a good review - May, Mary Anne or Pam...interested?

What a beautifully written book. Kallos uses words and images to create both pictures and feelings, from the beginning to the end. Her plot weaves opposites together, including the past and present, the living and dead, the healthy and the ill, the strong and the weak, the young and the old, and the succcessful and the unsuccessful. Her characters and events are quirky and bizarre, but somehow all work together. I highly recommend this original, carefully crafted book. I enjoyed every word. Note: The reader discovers early in the book that a main character has MS. One of the dominant themes in this book is how the characters react to this degenerative illness. Please don't read "Sing Them Home" if this theme disturbs you.
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message 1: by May (new) - rated it 4 stars

May Sorry about the foot injury--funny (well, not funny as in ha ha) how your wish of finding time became true. As Dick often says, "you have to be careful what you wish for; It might become true." Sure, I'd love to read the book!


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