Book Reviews of Catherwood

Author: Marly Youmans
ISBN-13: 9780380729883
ISBN-10: 0380729881
Publication Date: 5/1/1997
Pages: 165
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I highly recommend this book as a vivid, believable portrayal of the love of a mother for her young child. This--a skillful treatment of a rarely addressed topic--would be sufficient reason to read this marvelous book, but Youmans gives us more. Through the eyes and mind of her title character, a young woman embarking on a new marriage on a new continent, Youmans imagines the seventeenth century imagination. And still the book offers more: all of this is written in a poetic style that is nevertheless enjoyably easy to read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was a fascinating, but quite disturbing read. If you only enjoy books with happy endings, this is not the one for you. But it is riveting and realistic and beautifully written.
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Difficult language to read it in places, but worth the time Enlightening and poignant.
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I won't go into synopsis you can read that from the book. What a marvelous read. First one for me by this author. I absolutely loved everything about this book. It is by far more different than anything I have ever read. The story line, the authors flow of words from her mind to paper, the bluntness of what will happen makes this story so real. Just makes for a read you can't put down. The ending for each person reading will be how you see things after you have finished the book. I highly recommend.