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'Til the Well Runs Dry

A Novel

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
'Til the Well Runs Dry
"An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early Sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild" --

Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805098044
Characteristics: 382 pages :,map ;,25 cm


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Dec 03, 2014
  • Gorgonzina rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I almost stopped reading 'Til the Well Runs Dry about 1/3 of the way in. I thought the novel was going in a certain direction, and would be predictable. I was wrong. I think the story is well told, and has many thought provoking threads throughout the story. I think most readers would find it worthwhile.

Jun 25, 2014
  • genepy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An unusual and fascinating setting for this story : Trinidad. I f you want to learn about the history and the inhabitants of this Island , this is the book to pick. However, the colloquial language in the dialogues hampers the flow of the novel.
Realism at its best : the USA is far from being a dream land for some immigrants. Ms Francis-Sharma has the courage and talent to show it.

May 10, 2014
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ms. Francis-Sharma is a very captivating writer, her writing bewitched you from the first page to the very last.


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