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The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
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Apr 11, 2012

really liked it

The initial hook of child neglect and sexual abuse of the first chapters grabbed me. I was dissapointed how these tragedies of the main charachters ended up playing such an average part of the story, but the ultimate message of fighting for love, happiness, and solice in the simple beauties in life outweighed my dissapointment of the misdirection of the first four chapters of the novel. Like all great authors Proulx delivered her message at the end, which made this a weak "3" star to a hard "4" and almost a "5" star for me.
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