The smell of other people's houses | Book Review
The Smell of Other People's Houses
Written by: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016
Genre: Fiction, historical fiction, literary fiction, Adult fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult
In Alaska, 1970, being a teenager here isn't like being a teenager anywhere else. Ruth has a secret that she can't hide forever. Dora wonders if she can ever truly escape where she comes from, even when good luck strikes. Alyce is trying to reconcile her desire to dance, with the life she's always known on her family's fishing boat. Hank and his brothers decide it's after to run away than to stay at home - until one of them ends up in terrible danger.
Four very different lives are about to become entangled.
Unique, beautiful, heartbreaking and a personal new favourite! Highly recommend!
More Detailed Thoughts:
This is a Beautiful book with heartbreaking stories and characters.
Its not a long book- with not even 300 pages, it certainly is a short one for me personally- but it packs a punch and will stay with me for very long.
The writing sucks you into the story, into the world and into the very different and unique and at the same time similar lives of all the characters we follow along and get to know on the side.
Its a different story, a unique story, not only because it is set in Alaska -not a place where many books take place or most of us grow up or even visit in our life times!- but also because it tells such different life stories and points of views that make the entire reading experience so very unique.
If you love family sagas that are not typical at all, if you enjoy heartbreaking but also heartwarming tales all wrapped into a package that make you want to re-read the book right after finishing while at the same time not having the strength to do exactly that right away because the story took to much out of you...
If you love great writing, wonderful story telling and great characters?
Read this book.
I hope -and am pretty sure- that you will gain a memory from this book that few books leave you with!
So worth a read!
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Until later, beautiful book people!