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On the home front in a small Canadian farming community Walt's young wife Dottie struggles with her own battles loneliness worry and an attraction to an itinerant farm worker Only one man comes home alive from Labr. It wasfine I had high expectations and the book s teaser of a secret that will shake their existence was not at all something that happened Spoiler and not a big one a girl kissed a guy when she was married A guy lied and got engaged to another woman while married And then he died so you can t at all see what would have happened These things were tangential to the story not really that relevant The setting itself Canada in the second world war was new and interesting I really wish I would have felt invested in that tale I will say I read this on kindle s

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Icebergs A Novel

In World War II Canada Walt Dun and Al Clark are the only members of their bomber crew to survive a plane wreck on Newfoundland's Labrador coast but now they must fight injuries and cold in the sub zero wilderness. Rebecca Johns is a good enough writer but this book seems to be the effort of a lazy writer She begins a story line beautifully however she jumps out of the original thread to another which takes place than twenty years later If she feels the need to fill in a missing piece about the intervening years she does it in a uick flashback a device I have noticed coming out of the Iowa Writers Workshop lately As a result the book comes off as an episodic collection of three novellas in order to bring it in under 300 or so pages I enjoy reading long novels wit Electromyography for Experimentalists uick flashback a device I have noticed coming out of the Iowa Writers Workshop lately As a result the book comes off as an episodic collection of three novellas in order to bring it in Double Jeopardy under 300 or so pages I enjoy reading long novels wit

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Ador but the lives of their two families remain forever entwined An ambitious and lyrical debut novel Icebergs explores how tragedies narrowly averted can alter the course of lives as drastically as those met head. An interesting novel not ground breaking but an enjoyable read not the least because it is set in the unusual backdrop of Canadians drafted during WWII and of immigrant Canadians to the US drafted during the Vietnam war However I found the tag line Two wars two families united by tragedy bound by deceit a bit excessive as there isn t much a deceit to speak of it is there but it is not dramatised much and doesn t impact the characters much and thus doesn t actually seem very important after all Encounters with Rauschenberg unusual backdrop of Canadians drafted during WWII and of immigrant Canadians to the US drafted during the Vietnam war However I found the tag line Two wars two families Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries united by tragedy bound by deceit a bit excessive as there isn t much a deceit to speak of it is there but it is not dramatised much and doesn t impact the characters much and thus doesn t actually seem very important after all


10 thoughts on “Icebergs A Novel

  1. says:

    There's much I like about this book including some beautiful writing and the Canadian setting in the first section What threw me off was the structure I was committed to a set of characters in the 1944 section I was unprepared to switch not onl

  2. says:

    Rebecca Johns is a good enough writer but this book seems to be the effort of a lazy writer She begins a story line beautifully; however she jumps out of the original thread to another which takes place than twenty years later If she feels the need to fill in a missing piece about the intervening years she does

  3. says:

    Such a beautifully written book a remarkable debut for this Illinois author The story unfolds in three eras 194

  4. says:

    This book was first published in 2006 Several years ago it was removed from our library's shelves and sold in their book sale This is where I bought it It's been sitting on my bookshelves since then What a find A very compelling story over a period of 50 years in Canada and the US interesting characters different families whose lives are interconnected A real pleasure

  5. says:

    Outstanding Remarkable for a first novel Wang to read

  6. says:

    It wasfine I had high expectations and the book's teaser of a secret that will shake their existence was not at all something that happened Spoiler and not a big one a girl kissed a guy when she was married A guy lied and got engaged to another woman while married And then he died so you can't at all see what would have happened

  7. says:

    An interesting novel not ground breaking but an enjoyable read not the least because it is set in the unusual backdrop of Canadians drafted during WWII and of immigrant Canadians to the US drafted during the Vietnam war However I found the tag line Two wars two families united by tragedy bound by deceit a bit excessive as there isn'

  8. says:

    I liked this book but there were too many gaps What happened when Walt came home? Too much skipping ahead I know there were

  9. says:

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  10. says:

    I would have loved this even if I didn't know the author It's really ambitious and fascinating

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