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Shelter by Frances Greenslade
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Aug 14, 2012

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Read from August 14 to 16, 2012

It's interesting how what you choose to read works with or against what you just read. I read Among Others a couple of books ago -- also about sisters in the 70s. Of course, these two books aren't terribly similar, but when it comes to relationships, the sisterly dynamic is one I like to read about most.

Shelter's main character, Maggie, is a worrier. I immediately liked her! One that worries, I can always relate to that. We meet her family -- her mom, her dad, her sister -- and then things go bad. Her father dies and her mom abandons her daughters, but Maggie is tough.

I enjoyed the sense of place created by Greenslade -- rural British Columbia isn't really an area I knew anything about. And I definitely think this is a great book for discussion (especially for moms!).

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