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The Quickening by Michelle Hoover
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Aug 25, 2010

really liked it
Read in August, 2010

The Quickening was a fast and engrossing read. I read about half the first night and felt completely immersed in farm life on the prairie in the olden days. I have to admit it seemed more like the early 1800s than the early 1900s, except for the few references to other people's cars. But I guess things probably didn't change all that much in really rural farm areas over that century.

The descriptions were lovely and I loved the author's writing. The book got needlessly violent about 2/3 of the way through, in my opinion, but that section was pretty brief. What I enjoyed more than the overall story was the description of the lives the main characters led. And I have a feeling that this would be a good book to discuss in a book group -- people would probably have very different opinions of the various characters and their reactions to various situations.
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