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Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper
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really liked it
bookshelves: 2018, buy, netgalley, satellite-mind

Our Homesick Songs is about a family of four, who live in a faltering and nearly abandoned fishing village. It follows Aiden and Martha Conners, the parents stretching themselves to a breaking point by working alternate month shifts at a faraway work camp, and their children Cora (determined and desperate to create a life with purpose and joy for herself and her younger brother), and Finn a dreamer of a boy who just wants things to go back to the way they were.

The atmosphere of the novel is highly realistic, I could practically feel the salt spray on my face when the family would be out on their boats. I felt the raw loneliness throughout the pages, and the tiny sparks of hope deep within each character.

While at times the pace moved a little too slow for my liking, overall I did enjoy this and felt that the alternate narratives (something I normally do not like) worked well for this story. Just as I might be getting frustrated with one character, or feeling too much dread at their situation it would switch to another family member and it was like a breath of fresh air.

Great book for a rainy day and would highly recommend.

Buy, Borrow or Bin Verdict: Buy
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Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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Fergus You’ve got my with this one, Dana! To-read!

Dana Yay! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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