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Mary Coin: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Best book I have read all year. Beautiful writing and great insi

Best book I have read all year. Beautiful writing and great insight into her characters and the hardship of life in the Depression.

posted by limberlostDB1 on May 8, 2013

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

3 1/2 stars

Interesting inspiration for the story.

posted by 5937365 on December 7, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Left wanting more.

    While I was engrosssed with the story and its development, I was disappointed that it seemed to end suddenly and without a satisfactory resolution for the modern characters. Then again, maybe that is the grand theme: life is often messy annd without clean edges.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    A Great Story

    The story is part fiction but the setting and events were true. It tells the true story of the depression and how one woman captures this truth in pictures. Very well written.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Even though I enjoyed the book tremendously as a work of fiction

    Even though I enjoyed the book tremendously as a work of fiction. I am a historian of the 1930's and everything Steinbeck, Dorothea Lange, and the Migrant Mother. I know the Dixon family personally as well as Florence Owens Thompson's family since 1990 because of my research. But I do recommend it as a great read. But, it is fiction and most of the information on Migrant Mother herself and her grandson who does exist is not completely accurate. There are good history books around if you want the facts. I really recommend that you read this book and then if interested look for books under migrant mother or Dorothea Lange. Great Read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Very well done

    Great story ,well written

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted August 17, 2013

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