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His Family

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Not a Thriller

    Probably a good examination of women's issues in the early 20th century and an overview of the effects of WWI on America.

    The story is fair to good, but it is not a page-turner. There is too much description of scene and too many downers.

    The ending leaves you somewhat depressed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Defining a man through his family.

    I read this as part of my goal to read all the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners. Ernest Poole's novel defines so well the experiences of understanding the world as a father through your children. The story takes up after his wife has died and his daughters have grown. His struggles to understand his children leads him to a insightful understanding of the larger world family that we all are a part of in this life. Ernest Poole seems to have sensed the changes in the values and ideals in society and captures that moment in time with beauty and insight. The novel does seem to lag slightly at first and then plunges deep into the heart and soul of what it means to be family on a nuclear level on up to our membership in the world family of human existence

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Family changes

    I think that the best aspect of reading this novel is the certainty of change. How one deals with it is as personal as the elements of the change at hand. The awarenesses brought to light in this novel of the time, customs, language, and norms are revealling (from a curiosity point), and pointed in that the 'issues' are the same with each generation, it seems.
    I didn't care for most of the descriptors in language, esp.when men spoke. It seemed abnormally 'rough.' Overall, i would recommend this book to others as it was recommended to me. An interesting view of family life; satisfying and intriging.

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