The Translation of the Bones

The Translation of the Bones

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Volunteering at the local church, Mary-Margaret, a dull and overweight girl who nearly everyone disregards, has a profound experience while cleaning a statue of Jesus and becomes obsessed with fulfilling what she believes to be sacred duties while religious fervor spreads throughout her community.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451636833
1451636830
9781451636819
1451636814
Branch Call Number: FICTION KAY FRANCES
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Translation of the bones

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Zzoe
Mar 19, 2012

There was many things about this book that I liked. One strength was most of the main characters. I really like the different "mothers" in the story and how the relationships with their children and their families were all different, often predicated on life circumstances. The mother of the young son, however, I felt detracted from the story because the author backs away from her POV after a certain life-changing event (I don't want to spoil anything).

All in all an interesting read, but not an inspiring one.

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