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Der Duft Des Regens (2011)

by Frances Greenslade(Favorite Author)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Shelter is a beautifully written story of two sisters who overcome incredible odds. It is set in the wilderness of British Columbia and the author's best skill may be creating a sense of place. Jenny is a perpetually happy and care free girl and her younger sister Maggie is the constant worrier. At first, they don't appear to be very close. Their differences in age and temperament seem to set them apart. As their circumstances change, they begin to rely on each other for different things and their bond emerges as tighter than it appeared to be on the surface. The story is both heart breaking and hopeful, and totally compelling. 4 stars.
review 2: This novel starts promisingly with 12-year-old Maggie and her sister, Jenny, living a precarious existence in backwo
... moreods Canada with their parents. Living in a basic cabin, Maggie is taught survival skills by her father but an accident changes all that. The mother struggles on for a while but, in the end, Maggie and Jenny get left behind with friends of friends while the mother goes off looking for work. A couple of letters arrive but then they stop - it's Maggie's search for her mother that comprises the rest of the book. There's some beautiful descriptions of the wild, natural world of Canada, and Maggie is a great character, however, the novel meandered too much for me, and some things didn't add up. less
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This was a very moving book - the ending was really good. I appreciate a good ending.
I really loved this book. It was a beautiful visual of the outdoors.
eh. lost steam about half way thru
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