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The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom

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Misfit
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The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom

Postby Misfit » Sun March 28th, 2010, 3:54 pm

For those of you who are members at Goodreads The American Historical Fiction group is starting up a group read and the author has offered to answer reader questions as well. Link to group, http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/23615.American_Historical_Fiction
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CindyInOz
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Postby CindyInOz » Wed July 21st, 2010, 2:51 am

I've just finished The Kitchen House and must say that this is a tragic tale that will stay with me for a very long while. There were several times when I thought I would struggle to continue because the story was so sad and traumatic, but at the same time, I simply couldn't put the book down. I also loved the author's note where Ms Grissom discribed how the book came about.

This book was so well written that I'm certain I will read absolutely anything that Kathleen Grissom writes in the future.

I don't want to give anything of the story away, but I'd be interested to know how others felt towards Marshall. Early in the book I almost cried for him because his childhood was so very sad, but even so, I couldn't help but despise him more and more as the story progressed. By the end of the book, did he still deserve the reader's sympathy??

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Wed July 21st, 2010, 10:37 am

I didn't have any sympathy for Marshall. I mean I'm sorry for what happeend to him in his childhood and I'm sure that shaped him into the man he became.
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