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True North by Jim Harrison
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Our book club is traveling across a Literary Map of the U.S. and Harrison’s True North was the book chosen for Michigan. There is no question that the book captures the U.P. of Michigan but the central character and his quest just did not hold my interest. While I didn’t have an issue with David’s polemic against his father, the family greed and their part in the deforestation of the U.P., I did have a problem with its repeated reference with little elucidation. I should also admit that I have no interest in the discussion of religion, comparison of religious beliefs or examination of the Bible and True North is loaded with all of the above. I couldn’t understand David’s attraction to Vernice, and I was so distanced from the characters, I didn’t even cry when the dog died!
All that said, kindle statistics indicate 30 highlights— so I clearly had moments of appreciation for the writing or the author’s observations.

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Reading Progress

May 10, 2018 – Started Reading
May 10, 2018 – Shelved
May 15, 2018 – Finished Reading

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