Unsheltered

Never too many!
by Barbara Kingsolver | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571347061 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingover-the-moonwing of Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on 6/8/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingover-the-moonwing from Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Found in the Valentin bookbox. Lent to Janet.

Journal Entry 2 by wingover-the-moonwing at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Wednesday, November 17, 2021
"I don't fare well with hubbub" (Mary Treat)

One dilapidated house and the two families who lived in it, one more than 100 years after the other. Or is it two houses at the same street number? The clue is in the bricks. Willa, present-day resident, takes it upon herself to research the history of the house that is falling down around her ears, in the hopes of acquiring a grant to rebuild it.
In alternate chapters, Thatcher Greenwood, school teacher, becomes friends with his neighbour Mary Treat (real person) who is interested in local flora and fauna, keeps spiders in jars in her living room and feeds her fingers to carnivorous plants, while maintaining a correspondence with Charles Darwin.
The place is Vineland, a utopian colony built by a Mr Landis (real place).
All these elements are fascinating, excellent material for a book; unfortunately it is dull in parts and I had to force myself to keep on reading. I'm sure it would have been better if Tracy Chevalier had written it. Or perhaps if seen through the eyes of Tig rather than Willa.

Journal Entry 3 by wingover-the-moonwing at Parking de la Possession - Menhirs in Lutry, Vaud Switzerland on Monday, December 20, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (12/20/2021 UTC) at Parking de la Possession - Menhirs in Lutry, Vaud Switzerland

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

on the shelf in the car park free library

Note to whoever picks up the book: I hope you enjoy it, and would appreciate your thoughts (you can remain anonymous if you prefer). Local bookcrossers meet up on the first Tuesday of every month at Vapiano opposite Lausanne station, to swap books and talk about this and that (from 6pm in the corner behind the cash desk and Petit-Chêne entrance)

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