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Canada by Richard Ford
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Jun 23, 2012

really liked it
Read from June 23 to 25, 2012

I stumbled across this book in the Indie Reviews. It received high reviews, so I thought I'd give it a try.

This book takes place in Great Falls, MT. in the 1960's. The story is told by Dell Parsons, a 15 year old boy. It is the story of his life. You find out in the very first paragraph of the book that Dell's parents robbed a bank and the murders came later.

The book is rich in character development and explores Dell's coming of age. You're probably wondering why the book is named "Canada" if it takes place in Great Falls, MT. That's the intrigue and you'll just have to read this book to find out!

Richard Ford is now one of my favorite writers. If you like John Irving, you'll like Richard Ford. Turns out he's a Pulitzer Prize winner (seem to be drawn to those lately). I am now reading "Sportswriter" the first in the trilogy. Ford won the PP for "Independence Day" and the third book is "Lay of the Land". All of them are in my iPad queue :)
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