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San Miguel

Boyle, T. Coraghessan

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
San Miguel
The lives of three women on turn-of-the-20th-century San Miguel are shaped by ambition and circumstance, including the wife of a Civil War veteran who hopes to recover her health, her rebellious aspiring actress daughter and a librarian who wonders if the island's peace will endure in the face of looming war.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2012
ISBN: 0670026298
Characteristics: 367 p. :,map ;,24 cm


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Feb 11, 2015
  • uncommonreader rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Boyle is a story teller, but in this novel the stories of these three women are not that interesting. The book started out in an interesting way, but the ending was not credible.

Feb 14, 2013
  • mytwin rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

First of his books for me..loved the historic/ fiction combination in his story of strong women in the past..will read more of his books

Dec 03, 2012
  • icelandia rated this: 3 stars out of 5.


Nov 15, 2012
  • BigOrange rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting descriptions of these women's different experiences living on an isolated island at different time periods. I kept expecting the stories to interweave in some way, but each story was isolated as well.

Oct 07, 2012
  • maven rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Two separate families' experiences on an island off the coast of California, each with aspects that drew my interest. However, I felt like I wanted to hear more about each story, and the segue between the time periods was not that smooth, so the time shift was a bit rough.


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