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Bound on Earth by Angela Hallstrom
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Jul 01, 09

bookshelves: favorites, lds-fiction, whitney-award-winners
Read in January, 2009

I loved this book. Comprised of multi-generational vignettes, each character faced unique, and yet quite common, struggles. When I picked this book up I wasn't sure I'd like it--I worried it would lack a story arc or sufficient character development. I'm also not a huge fan of literary novels. I had no need to fear on any level. Instead, it completely captured my attention and really had me contemplating the concept of being 'Bound on Earth' not simply working toward a celestial connection to our loves ones that might be worthy of such a thing. I found all the characters quite relatable and there was most certainly a story arc to keep my attention riveted. My only complaint was that the chronology confused me at times, as it jumps back and forth in time between chapters. After completing the book I contemplated how that could have been resolved, and I'm not sure, but it was the one thing that pulled me out of the story and made for difficult transitions at time. However, even with that I shut the cover on this book and wished I had wrote it. Worth your time if you're looking for something different and deep and very well written.

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message 1: by Carole (new)

Carole Me too! Me too! I was confused too, but overlooked that for powerful writing.

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