The Rathbones

The Rathbones

by Janice Clark
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The Rathbones 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novel. It had everything I appreciate in good fiction.....a good old, well told story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel is an epic, a myth, a family history and a mystery. It is at times funny, sad, suspenseful, quirky, confusing, and ridiculous; it is chock full of New England whaling lore. The story of the rise and fall of the Rathbone family resembles a Greek epic. Three and a half stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I understand the necessity for atmospheric novels in our literary history. However, as a contemporary reader, I think that the era of describing one's characters' feelings with vivid descriptions of sunlight and weather is over. I leapt into this novel about a girl's quest for her origins set amidst a history of the whaling industry, expecting something deeper, more internal, more intriguing. To me, The Rathbones is like a grand ship, gilt but hollow, floating on the surface of a potentially more exquisite story. Alas, I was more interested in the whale beneath, and did not find her here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago