Next of Kin

Next of Kin

Large Print - 1997
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Joanna Trollope has shifted her focus to the heart of English farmland, where she portrays a family at a tragic crossroads. This book is about outsiders and insider s, about nomads and settlers, about living on the land, and living with yourself. '
Publisher: Bath, England : Chivers Press, 1997, c1996
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780745138077
0745138071
Branch Call Number: FIC/TRO

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maude1958
Mar 17, 2013

I own htis book

sharonb122 Sep 26, 2012

This might be my favorite Trollope novel. It was darker in theme than others I have read.The character of Zoe was very intriguing. Was she perhaps some sort of non-religious angel, drifting in and out of people's lives and making a difference. On p. 269 she says, "I'll find people who need me." She had a certain naive quality (she didn't know what to do with a dust cloth?!) but seemed to have a deeper wisdom than others, such as being non-judgmental. On p. 268, she says, "I'm older than all of you." Robin answers, "I know." She was just an interesting device. Rural setting was good and excellent depiction of many rural people and study of grief.

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