Thursday, July 2, 2009

Burnt Shadows

Author: Kamila Shamsie
Stars: 5
Review by: patco81

From Nagasaki 1945 to New York 2001 and beyond: a stunningly graceful, elegantly told novel of love, family, friendship and national pride. One of the runners-up for Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction, this is a memorable read. Fine writing creates well-developed, often sympathetic characters set amid the backdrops of historical events. The author does not "prettify" certain details; truth is sometimes unpleasant, but necessary. Be warned: the ending is a heartbreaker.

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