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Family Linen by Lee Smith
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Dec 29, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: read-but-do-not-own

This was my second Lee Smith book, and I intend to read more. While I enjoyed the first Smith book I read (Last Girls) better than this one, I really enjoyed this one as well.
This book was primarily a collection of detailed character sketches. With so many characters there was actually a lack of plot, but since I love reading detailed descriptions of characters, this was my kind of book. Still, I think this would have been a 5 star read for me if Smith had cut out a couple of the characters and further elaborated on the stories of those that remained. I only wish I was more familiar with the 1980s (I was only 3 when this book was published!) so that I could understand all of the cultural references.
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Reading Progress

December 29, 2009 – Shelved
December 29, 2009 – Shelved as: read-but-do-not-own
December 29, 2009 –
page 72
25.0%
December 30, 2009 –
page 87
30.21%
Started Reading
January 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 2, 2010 –
page 201
69.79%
January 3, 2010 –
page 230
79.86%

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