3 women, 3 stories, one common thread
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Tamara is driving to kill her mother, Claire is being evacuated from the war and Ida is leaving India for a new life in England. How will their stories pan out?
This beautifully written piece of literature moves between the 3 women, as time and years pass, showing their struggles and successes. Near the end of the book their connection is made clear.
I read this book in advanced readers format, so had no idea what it was about when I started, but loved So the Doves by this author, and her story telling and writing style. I did find the connection between the women and the timelines confusing, and this distracted me from the strong themes of acceptance, difference and change running through the book. I feel I therefore missed out on the enjoyment and pleasure that this book would have given me if I had started it a little more informed. Definitely the sort of book I would have loved to have studied, and certainly one for discussion, and re-reading.
Another work of beauty and stunning literature from this author, but I do advise reading a little about the book before you start, so you can benefit from the amazing prose, and avoid the confusion I felt, which resulted in my giving it 3 stars. A book of beauty, depth and thoughtfulness. Glad to see it is receiving great reviews, I really think I need to read it again!
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Link to book review: So The Doves by Heidi James