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Irises by Francisco X. Stork
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Apr 25, 2012

really liked it

This book began slowly for me and was hard to get into. The sisters, Mary and Kate, while distinct and unique, did not really come alive for me in the first half of the book. By the second half, I became really drawn to the story. Though some readers will not appreciate the religious focus of the book, I believe Mr. Stork delved into important questions faced by people or all persuasions. What is love? Selfishness vs sacrifice and are they really so clear cut? How does one react to guilt? Ambition? What does it mean to live abundantly? And last, but maybe most important, he explores the strength of the bond that can grow between sisters who are open to love and growth. This is a quiet book. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD, but it's worth a read.

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