Book Reviews of The River Midnight

The River Midnight
The River Midnight
Author: Lilian Nattel
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ISBN-13: 9780684853048
ISBN-10: 0684853043
Publication Date: 10/28/1999
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 20 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A story of many people who live in a village in Poland during the late 1800's. The lives of the people are intertwined and bonded by friendship. Very good book for those who love history and people.
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Helpful Score: 3
An amazing look at Shtetl life, a little glimpse of Chaggall in writing. Simply lovely reading. This one is a great find! It is so rare to be left with a feeling of awe and connectivity to past, present and future.
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Helpful Score: 2
I absolutely LOVED this book!! Very interesting, engaging, and an innovative way to weave together the story from the perspective of several characters. I HIGHLY recommend it
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an intriguing novel, nothing like I have ever read. She is an excellent writer and has a creative way of telling a story.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a good book for those who like reading other cultures (in this case, a Jewish village in Poland). The author uses an interesting writing style, telling the same events from the viewpoints of different people -- the women of the town, the men of the town, and the town's midwife/herbalist. It is a bit slow in parts, but very interesting to see how those in the town live their everyday lives, and the different interpretations of each event by different characters and genders. The women in this town are strong, a plus for those who enjoy strong female characters. Recommended.
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Helpful Score: 1
It is always interesting to me to read about different cultures in different times, and this book certainly fits that. It wasn't a page turner, but i didn't not want to finsh it.
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Enjoyed the well defined characters and a glimpse into life in a shtetl. Although the story told from the women's and men's views was enlightening. it became redundant. A well written and interesting book and definitely worth reading.
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The first novel by author Lilian Nattel.
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Excellent historical romance, faith, life in a Polish village during the time of pogroms.