We Are Not Ourselves

by Matthew Thomas | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 147675666X Global Overview for this book
Registered by waternixie of Everett, Washington USA on 6/19/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by waternixie from Everett, Washington USA on Friday, June 19, 2020
This was my favorite read of 2019. I actually listened to it on audio, and then bought this copy as a gift for somebody else, but changed my mind and kept it.
This is a really long novel, over 600 pages, and I was not that impressed when I first started it. The beginning is not that much different from other stories of immigrant families (in this case Ireland)becoming upwardly mobile in America. But about halfway through it becomes a mystery. Not a whodunnit murder mystery, but a mystery of a different sort. It's one of those books that is powerful not just because of what it shows, but what it doesn't, and what the reader is left to interpolate.
I will be eager to read any more novels Matthew Thomas writes.

Journal Entry 2 by Barcino at Berkeley, California USA on Thursday, July 30, 2020
Very excited to have discovered this one from First Sentence Wrap It Up Book Box.
Thank you for sharing!

Journal Entry 3 by Barcino at Little Free Library at 1518 Bonita Ave. in Berkeley, California USA on Thursday, December 8, 2022

Released 1 mo ago (12/8/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library at 1518 Bonita Ave. in Berkeley, California USA

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