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Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani
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This is the first novel I have read by Frances Itani. I'm now looking forward to reading Deafening by Frances Itani and Leaning, Leaning Over Water by Frances Itani, both of which have been on my TBR pile for some time.

I'll tell you what I liked about it: although there is no significant "action" after the initial action that sets the plot in motion, the story is compelling. Told almost completely in flashbacks, or rather in the simple retelling of memories, the main character, Georgie, relates her life story with emphasis on the major relationships of her life. Itani uses the memorizing of the bones of the human body to structure the narrative and to provide insight into Georgie's nature. It worked. I found the characters believable and likeable; I wanted to know their stories.

It took a long time for me to read this book but that is no fault of the novel itself. I wouldn't classify it as a "page turner." Being more literary, Remembering the Bones requires some attention and some pacing in my opinion.
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Reading Progress

July 10, 2012 – Shelved
April 4, 2015 – Started Reading
April 29, 2015 –
page 100
35.46%
May 13, 2015 –
page 156
55.32%
May 17, 2015 –
page 178
63.12%
May 18, 2015 –
page 203
71.99%
May 21, 2015 –
page 248
87.94%
June 8, 2015 –
page 267
94.68%
June 8, 2015 –
page 267
94.68%
June 8, 2015 –
page 267
94.68%
June 8, 2015 –
page 267
94.68%
June 10, 2015 – Shelved as: reviewed
June 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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