Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A story about a generation of women

We had a wonderful conversation about the book "Eyes, Breath, Memory" where we shared our perspectives on the main character, Sophie. We accompany Sophie at different stages of her life and the lack of continuity might have left out details that were desired to be known. Nevertheless, we could witness a few key events in Sophie's life starting from her leaving her aunt in Haiti to rejoin her mother in the US, falling in love, and returning to Haiti to stay with her aunt and grandma. Some of us wanted to learn more about Haiti, but it was more a story of relationships between mothers and daughters and the cycle of tradition continuing in spite of a change of situation/country or culture.

In any case, it was great book to discuss about and it was a great easy read for us!

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