Mary Coin: A Novel

Mary Coin: A Novel

by Marisa Silver
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Mary Coin 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have read all year. Beautiful writing and great insight into her characters and the hardship of life in the Depression.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
childrensbookreader More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written. It describes with such intensity the lives of the two women involved and the period in which it was written. I highly recommend this fabulous book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always loved the cover picture. Silver created vivid characters and pulled me into the world of the people migrating west during the time of the dust bowl. My great-grandmother was part of this migration. She spoke little of the hard times but the shame of poverty never left. I could not put the book down and the images have stayed strong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story ,well written
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully crafted, a story built on an iconic image, but with some deep reflections about history in general. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Three main characters - all have interesting lives. Loved reading about the depression era. Overall an A+++ job.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An emotional read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takes the reader to a complee away place with surprising turns in time and events
BookreaderDT More than 1 year ago
Good indication of how tough things were and how resilient a human being can be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent read. Loved the way the three stories were intertwined. Great ending....a book that will make you think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pack your bags for a trip back to a time when the most you could hope for is some form of a roof for your head and a meager wage to feed your family. A period in our history that we have compacted into a single word, Depression. Marissa Silver has painted an all to true picture of the lives of her characters, how their paths crossed and how their chance meetings effected the lifes of their familes more than 60 years later. If you have ever found yourself in your grandmother's attic digging through old pictures and wondering not only who the person or persons that will be forever frozen in this one moment may be, but what was their life like and how their choices shaped the path that brought you to this very second..then this book is for you!
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Interesting inspiration for the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
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love-2-readJT More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately I wanted to give this book as a present, but could not find one without malformed pages. And so, I cannot comment on the story itself.