The Shipping News

Posted: July 16, 2013 in New Adult, Reviews
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Author: Annie Proulx

Paperback, 337 pages

Published in 1993 by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Reader Category: Older

From the Publisher:  When Quoyle’s two-timing wife meets her just deserts, he retreats with his two daughters to his ancestral home on the starkly beautiful Newfoundland coast, where a rich cast of local characters and family members all play a part in Quoyle’s struggle to reclaim his life.  As Quoyle confronts his private demons – and the unpredictable forces of nature and society – he begins to see the possibility of love without pain or misery.

A vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family, The Shipping News shows why Annie Proulx is recognized as one of the most gifted and original writers in America today.

My Review:  One can’t help but feel sympathy for Quoyle.  Unlucky in love and life, he struggle through most of the book to find self confidence and realize that he is worth loving.  This is a very moving book that actually has a happy ending.

  1. Elka Gimpel says:

    This was such a great book. I saw the movie first and knew I had to read this.

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