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The Ombu Tree
A former dancer with the New York City Ballet and her English husband, an engineer, start up a farm in 1960s Argentina in this atmospheric tale by Dallemagne-Cookson (The Bearded Lion Who Roars). Unfortunately, the emotional and psychological life of this young family is not nearly as memorable as the land to which they emigrate and about which they know so little. After a ...more
Published by Daniel & Daniel Publishers
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I am kind of ambivalent about this book. When I began reading it I could not wait to see what would happen, especially with the ominousness that pervaded the tale. As the story progressed I still felt some anticipation as to what would occur in the lives of the characters, but some of the scenarios just did not ring true. Continuing on, with a feeling that nothing might ever be resolved, the character's lives seemed almost surreal. Not quite sure exactly what the author was trying to convey, I ...more