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See Now Then by Jamaica Kincaid
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really liked it

1st book of hers that I have read, and I was captivated by the first words. The author has a gift for capturing the heartbreaking details of family life,
especially the potential loss of the self that marriage and motherhood can cause. Though mostly very serious in tone, she also creates many hysterically funny sections about lighter moments. The continual time shifting of then and now provided a deeper context to think about the meaning of the passage of time as it relates to the character's relationships. The reading is challenging as you progress through the novel, but it is well worth the effort. I look forward to reading more of her work.
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April 3, 2013 – Shelved

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