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The Long Walk Home by Will North
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Sep 04, 09

Read in May, 2009

Stomach punching young love isn’t just for the young in this novel in which Alec Hudson gets a second chance, and Fiona Edwards falls head over heels for the first time, despite her 20 years of marriage to a decent enough guy. It is slightly reminiscent of The Bridges of Madison County but without going overboard with the sentimentality and love at first sight clichés. The setting, a sheep farm in picturesque Wales, is as compelling as seeing how Fiona and Alec negotiate the obligations of middle age and the obstacles within ourselves and in the world we live that are hurdles to new beginnings. As an aside from the romance of the Welsh mountains, this novel reminds us of the heavy price that is often paid by the people who give us food for our tables.
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