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Burning Marguerite by Elizabeth Inness-Brown
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Oct 16, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read from August 22 to 24, 2010 , read count: 1

James Jack wakes up one morning to find his 94-year-old guardian, the lady who raised him and loved him all his life, dead in the snow outside their home. From this grim start stems a layered, beautifully-written story of secrets and sacrifice.

The life of Marguerite Deo is told in her own voice, reaching back across the years. She reveals her story in her own time, and expects you to be patient and to trust that the information she imparts now will have meaning later. I loved Marguerite, and wanted only the best for her. The book is written much as life is lived, however, and how she deals with the sadness she suffers makes her even more interesting.

I'm so disappointed that Elizabeth Inness-Brown hasn't released another novel since Burning Marguerite. She is an author from whom I would have liked to build a collection. I'll have to settle for her volumes of short stories, but I would love another big story, especially if it's as good as this.
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