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Our Mother's House
Our Mother's House
Author: Julian Gloag
"Mother died at five fifty-eight." So begins this story of seven extraordinary children who, faced with the unknown terrors of an orphanage, decide not to report their mother's death. Their problems begin immediately. Curious officials make inquiries, well-meaning neighbors offer assistance. The children themselves fall to quarrelling. Then a s...  more »
ISBN: 197041
Publication Date: 12/1972
Pages: 295
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Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I tried. I gave this book 100 pages. I really did want to like this book, but it is impossible. The plot moves along achingly slowly, so slowly that I found my mind wandering and consequently unable to keep up with the S L O W moving plot. I read one lengthy paragraph about a minor character lighting a cigarette. That was it....just lighting a cigarette. I'm sure there's a good story in here, it just needs a good pruning. This book is excessively wordy.


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