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The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
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bookshelves: twenty-first-century, kindle, women

I have several novels lined up that take place in the southern US states. This filled my Alabama slot. It came on the heels of Faulkner and Mississippi - decidedly different! And, at first, I was unhappy about that difference. But I decided one should probably not have a steady diet of Faulkner. Life needs both its good and its not so good to appreciate either.

After I settled in to this, it was good enough. There is nothing great about the writing - but nothing terrible either. There are five characters who tell the story in first person prose: Albert (Papa), Leta (Mama), and the children: Virgie, Tess, and Jack. I think the author might have done a better job of differentiating these voices. For the most part it wasn't difficult to tell them apart, though I did have to flip back once or twice to remind myself which of the two girls was the current narrator.
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Reading Progress

May 14, 2009 – Shelved
June 22, 2013 – Shelved as: twenty-first-century
July 26, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
August 16, 2015 – Shelved as: in-my-possession
September 7, 2015 – Started Reading
September 11, 2015 – Finished Reading
January 23, 2017 – Shelved as: women

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