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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
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Oct 17, 2009

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bookshelves: australia-new-zealand-south-pacific, historical-fiction, read-2009
Read in November, 2009

3 1/2 stars. I will reference a review by fellow GoodReads member, Brian Keaney- his review should appear below. Brian articulates precisely my thoughts on this work of historical fiction.

I withhold a 4th star because I was so moved by Grenville's earlier novel, also set in newly-colonized Australia, The Secret River. The Lieutenant, though well-crafted, pales next to the resonance and beauty of The Secret River.

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11/10/2009 page 40
13.03% "I'm waiting for this to reach out and grab me. The Secret River was extraordinary, so I have hope."

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