Fault Lines

Fault Lines

Book - 2007
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"This story is told through the eyes of four six-year old children, each telling the history of one family, from present day California working backwards to the WWII Holocaust era. With each successive child narrator, the reader moves closer to the family secret at the heart of Fault Lines."--Publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur & Company, 2007, c2006
Description: ix, 308 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781552786642
1552786641
Branch Call Number: Hust
Additional Contributors: Huston, Nancy, 1953- Lignes de faille

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I did not like the writing style of other of this author's books but this one held together well so I could follow the story and development of charters. In the end I think it will be one of those books' I'll never forget. The Nazi child snatching background was a revelation to me and was well presented in the story line. This is an evocative story of children neglected or poorly nurtured by parents yet overcoming childhood to succeed as adults yet still passing on some of the trauma to through 2-3 generations.

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IV27HUjg
Jan 10, 2015

Sounded good...found it a bit disjointed, a writing style I don't care for & quit.

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brigittereads
Jul 26, 2014

was a bit weird reading Sol's take on porn and the gruesomeness of war.. but as i delved in deeper i found that it was quite interesting and very captivating

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empbee
Jul 19, 2013

Very interesting and well written book.

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mdombrova
Oct 25, 2010

After reading all the great comments about this book I decided to read it for myself. I wish I hadn't bothered. The 'secret' really wasn't much of a secret at all. Plus, in the first part of the book, Sol (a 6 year old boy) describes internet pornography in detail. I was so disgusted that I almost put the book down.

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kozakd
Aug 24, 2010

A delicious read that unfolds in surprises and unexpected revelations. You will want to reread it once you are ' in the know' to view the complexities of the story and characters from a different perspective.

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gurlmom
Mar 31, 2010

The first chapter almost put me off the book, and that is why I didn't give it five stars. Persevere, and you will be rewarded by a great story. I'm reading it again.

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jennturner
Oct 15, 2008

Neat narrative, great story.

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bibliouncommon
Sep 27, 2008

This is an amazing book that immediately upon finishing, I started again from the beginning. As each successive 6 year old narrator adds another level of information about this family's rich and fascinating history, it explains more of how the later generations were shaped. Reading this book is like both opening a flower and unpeeling an onion.

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