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Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
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Jul 08, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2010, favorites
Recommended for: anyone who loves to read
Read from July 08 to 12, 2010

When I first started this book, I wrote, "Kingsolver seduces the reader into the book with her lyrical and poetic writing.". If I'd only known how prophetic that was! This is a beautiful book to be read slowly and savored.

The story takes place over one summer and tells three stories of love. The language and phrasing is so beautiful that I had to stop periodically and let what I had read sink in. It literally took my breath away in so many places.

This is not a "beach read". You need time to absorb all the beauty that Kingsolver gives you.

I feel privileged to have been able to read it. I'd recommend it to anyone who really loves to read and loves language used at its best!
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Reading Progress

07/08/2010 page 44
10.0% "Kingsolver seduces the reader into the book with her lyrical and poetic writing." 2 comments
07/09/2010 page 101
23.0% "LOVE!"
07/10/2010 page 140
32.0% "Wonderful!"
07/10/2010 page 204
46.0% "This is such a beautiful book!"
07/12/2010 page 326
73.0% "So good!"
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