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More Than You Know
More Than You Know
Author: Beth Gutcheon
In a small town called Dundee on the coast of Maine, an old woman named Hannah Gray begins her story: "Somebody said ‘true love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about, and few have seen.’ I’ve seen both, and I don’t know how to tell you which is worse." — Hannah has decided, finally, to leave a record of the ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780688174033
ISBN-10: 0688174035
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
This is a great story. It goes back and forth between two generations and tells a murder mystery, a ghost story, and a love story. It keeps your attention and ultimately connects all the stories together.
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Helpful Score: 4
A book that you absolutely cannot put down once you start reading it. This was one of the most incredible books I have ever read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved this book! It was beautifully written. I immediately went and ordered as many others by her as I could!

Love story + ghost story = great story!
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Helpful Score: 3
Combines the chilling tension of a murder mystery with the most tender elements of youthful romance. Haunting in every sense.A believable tragic love story.

This was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year 2001
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More Than You Know was the first novel I read in one workday since, I think, These Is My Words more than a year ago. Hannah's narrative voice kept my attention in half of the chapters, and the sense of tragedy surrounding Claris's life kept my attention the other half of the time. Since Gutcheon chose to tell the stories in alternating chapters, she left me hanging again and again. . . so I kept reading, again and again. Claris's half of the story reminded me of the novel Drowning Ruth, and it was, indeed, just as irredeemably tragic (though I never finished Schwarz's book). Claris's story also reminded me of Angela Carter's retelling of the Lizzie Borden legend in her book Saints and Strangers. Hannah's story, thankfully, was fresh enough to carry the book past any similarities to others that I did not care for as well. At the end, I especially liked the character of Reverend Davidson, who believed in ghosts. Highly recommended.
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I really enjoyed this book. Written from the point of view of a small boy. It embroils you into the trials of a family eeking out a living of a cotton farm. Mystery, murder, and secrets abound.
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I definitely was not expecting the time changes with each chapter, but it was a good way to keep me turning the pages. It ended up being different than what I was expecting, but it was still overall a very good read.
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I really enjoyed thsi book i couldn't put it down.


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