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Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
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Mar 23, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read in January, 2007

The author takes a minor character out of the classic Moby Dick and writes a complete story about her. Una's 2nd husband in the early 19th century is Captain Ahab. This is an historically accurate, if farfetched, story of a free thinking young woman. Learn about the era, the difficulties, the religions adn superstitions, the sea and its impact on the New Englanders' lives, etc. A good read.
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Margo found this slow reading and slightly overdone, but still a decent read


Marie absolutely loved this book.


Lynn Overthemoon wrote: "absolutely loved this book."

Overthemoon, I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. I had recommended it for book club and it got mixed reviews. I loved it so much I read it again happily.


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