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Flora: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Terrific

Whether you're a fan of Gail Godwin or new to her work, Flora is a must. Set in the summer of 1945 in the increasingly shabby family home on a mountain in North Carolina, nearly orphaned 10-year-old Helen welcomes (not eagerly) her young aunt Flora (another orphan), who...
Whether you're a fan of Gail Godwin or new to her work, Flora is a must. Set in the summer of 1945 in the increasingly shabby family home on a mountain in North Carolina, nearly orphaned 10-year-old Helen welcomes (not eagerly) her young aunt Flora (another orphan), who will be in charge of her while her father does important war work in Tennessee. Helen longs for her grandmother (who died trying on Easter hats in town), fumbles friendships, and pins her hopes on Finn, a young man who delivers groceries and is also an artist. Not particularly pleasant, Helen will get under your skin anyway, as will the setting, the great secondary characters, and the suspense that builds as the summer of Helen and Flora--and World War 2--draws to a close.

posted by RANYC on July 5, 2013

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6 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Well written Sad and disturbing

Well written Sad and disturbing

posted by beh88 on August 23, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Seriously? 20.99 for this book? A friend recommended Flora, but i just removed it from my wish list. There are just too many other well priced books to chose from!

    Get for real!

    2 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    No blurb review as to genre subject age group

    No buy

    0 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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