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Three Junes

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Rarely does one find characters so compellingly human

Not since Madeline McCarthy in The Way the Crow Flies have I fallen so completely in love with a character. I want Fenno McCleod, so beautifully shown and not told by Julia Glass, in my life. I was intrigued though slightly put off by Paul, the patriarch, but Fenno drew...
Not since Madeline McCarthy in The Way the Crow Flies have I fallen so completely in love with a character. I want Fenno McCleod, so beautifully shown and not told by Julia Glass, in my life. I was intrigued though slightly put off by Paul, the patriarch, but Fenno drew me in and taught me lessons I still needed to learn: Family dynamics, the wounded children we still are even when we are grown, and the ultimate realization that, as Fenno says, we don't have to be understood to be loved. I hope Julia Glass has another novel in her because this one is now on my list of favorites.

posted by Anonymous on April 23, 2005

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4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

More Like a Long Short Story

I struggled to finish this book. Though the descriptions of places and things were good, the transitions were jarring when floating from past to present and back again. I never really understood why or how they were connected besides it was a memory to give the backstor...
I struggled to finish this book. Though the descriptions of places and things were good, the transitions were jarring when floating from past to present and back again. I never really understood why or how they were connected besides it was a memory to give the backstory. The first story was the best. The second story of the older brother (Fenno) was the longest and I felt the same for him when I started and when it was over - nothing.

The synopsis said this book was about, "a Scottish family as they confront the joys and longings, fulfillments, and betrayals of love in all its guises." I certainly didn't see a long of joy, longing, or fulfillment in this book. It was mostly depressing and very unsatisfying.

posted by jkny23 on December 5, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Very Dissappointing

    Took me a while to finish this book because I just couldnt find any real plot. The book came in and out of different peoples lives with no clear purpose. Overall not a horrible book, but definitly did'nt keep me looking forward to picking it up each night.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

    Got this book because it was the answer to a Jeopardy question,

    Got this book because it was the answer to a Jeopardy question, and the contestant knew the answer. Hey, if it made it to Jeopardy, it must be good. Not so. I thought most of the characters were weak, and the story fractured. The only relationship I believed was the one between Fenno and Mal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2004

    Disappointing !!

    This story was a huge disappointment because it just never connected with the reader. The characters were lifeless and unexciting and there wasn't much of a plot. Ms. Glass never got me to care about the characters and what happens to them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    This book needs some editing!!!!

    Here is a list of the things the book was missing. 1. a plot 2. a story line 3. character build I give this book an F+ for no effort, when I started to read this book I at first thought that the story was going to go some where I half expected the first two chapters to explain the characters, but instead it started like a story but then it fell into a story about this one guy, I don't care about the gay part, any story can have gay men in the book and still be a good story. I feel bad for the writer, and maybe since this is her first book her subsequent books won't be as bad as the first. they always say the third time is the charm. But Julia by all means get an editor, and callaborator, it will help you along the way. I also picked up this book thinking that it would be a story about a man going back in time or on an adventure to trace his ancestors, or to be travelling with another family.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    Save your money and get another book

    This book is a disaster to mankind. I would rather go to South Florida and listen to a bunch of lamenting senior citizens blab about how their lemonade isn't perfect... honestly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2003

    out of focus

    Not a very enticing read. It sort of crawl along. It was difficult to relate to the characters. If you don't care much for them, then not much sense to go on.

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