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I Couldn't Love You More

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Beautiful ,lyrical a novel of women.A book that drew me in mesmerizing thoughtful involving,A book I will be recommending a story that will stay with me#netgalley#eco
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This is the story of 3 generations of women whose lives were changed by the strictures of the Catholic Church in Ireland and the effects of an unplanned, untenable pregnancy. We heard about the incredible abuse of the nuns in the book, PHILOMENA. 

This book uses the same institution as its center. The reader follows Aiofe, Rosaleen and Kate as they struggle to understand what happened inside those walls. Told from the different vantage points, we follow their stories. At times, I did find some of the narratives confusing. 

This is a great novel for women’s groups.  There are many issues to discuss. 

Thank you Netgalley for this interesting read.
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Wow, wow, wow, This was so powerful and thoughtful. Three women I'll be thinking about for a long time. As a former catholic, much of this book resonated--especially the cruel and shame spouting nuns.
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This new novel is deep, complex, and memorable, and these characters and their vivid stories will remain with me for a very, very long time. About half or more of the book takes place in Ireland, and (IMHO) Freud captures the turns of phrase and idioms of southern Ireland beautifully.  The primary characters are mothers and daughters, and what they go through to find and keep those connections is drama enough for any book.  I found the events to be very believable and in fact sadly reflective of current events.  Probably a majority of reviews will mention that Freud's father was Lucian Freud, the brilliant painter who also fathered children by various women; there is a main character in the book who resembles him.  For me, the book was complicated by intercutting between past and present, and the various sub-characters in each woman's life.  There is a mystery at the heart of the book and you may need to jot down names and plot points if you're getting lost.  But it's worth it.
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