Friday, September 30, 2011

The Year We Left Home

O.k. for the bookies in my reading group please ignore this post if you are reading or planning to read this month's Oct book club book. 

I decided to go ahead and post about this book, because I truly want to move on from it. 
The Year We Left Home
I didn't get it.  I didn't get the title of the book after having read all 325 pages.  Here is the quick detail from goodreads about the book
 
From National Book Award finalist Jean Thompson comes a mesmerizing, decades-spanning saga of one ordinary American family—proud, flawed, hopeful— whose story simultaneously captures the turbulent history of the country at large.
 
I just really didn't get this book.  I struggled throughout the book to become connected to any of the multiple characters in the book.  I struggled to figure out what the point was and I struggled to figure out what I was missing.  This author and the book had many rave reviews and I just couldn't figure out why.  Maybe I'm not intellectual enough.  Maybe I totally missed the boat on this one, but all I can say is I'm happy to be moving onto my "Marathon of Reading"- starting with Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. 

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