Review: The Watery Part of the World Aaron Burr, our third vice president, would have felt nothing but respect for the Tiger Mom's arduous parenting methods. At a time when most girls received little formal education, Burr devoted ...
Review: The Watery Part of the World I had high hopes for this book. I read raving reviews of it everywhere. NPR sealed the deal for me, so I requested it from the library. A friend just asked me, "What are you reading?" So, I said, "Ugh ...
Review: The Watery Part of the World A thoroughly nasty take on the lot of women and the inability of human-kind to care for one another . A book about selfishness and harm that masquerades as a world where those things do not come from ...
LibraryThing Review Saw a sentence in the book club notes - book is sometimes referred to as historical fiction, mystery and a long poem. I vote for the long poem. Wow - an interesting group of characters. Enjoyed the echoing events of the first generations and the contemporary events. Although these echoes and same names could cause some confusion. Pencil a note as you start the chapters to keep the family trees straight and no problem. Loved the lyrical depictions of the island and the unspoken communications the author was able to portray. Easier "stories" on your list to be read, since there is no absolute & specific "plot", but I'm glad I picked this one up.
Review: The Watery Part of the World The relationship between the sisters and Woodard - and how it's affected by their history was interesting. Beyond that, the book was more boring than I expected given the reviews. It switches between ...
LibraryThing Review A gorgeously written novel, set in two time periods, about life on a near-abandoned barrier island. It addresses relationships between men and women, black and white, and forgotten people and the mainstream. Read it if you liked Galore or Last Days of Dogtown.
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