Saturday, 1 December 2018

book review

They All Wore BlackThey All Wore Black by Lynn Penner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

They All Wore Black was a compelling read and first effort for new novelist Lynn Penner of Ontario, Canada. A very realistic fiction about a family trying to heal after the death of the tyrannical patriarch. The story has a non-fiction feel. There were some parts that maybe were slower paced than others, like the chapters leading up to the confrontation of Herb, a military buddy of the father with an important secret to pry loose. The relationship between the surviving family members - sister, mother, brother - was what captivated me. I can say for sure i got goosebumps and shed tears at a critical point in the text, so that says a lot about my attachment to the characters.


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