Thursday, March 19, 2015

Stones for Ibarra

My Uncle recommended reading Harriet Doerr as she writes about Mexico and lived in the country for some time.  When I saw Stones for Ibarra by Doerr I thought it would be worth reading.  This book is about a couple, Richard and Sara, who moves to a small Mexican town from the San Francisco area.  They are there to spend time working the mine Richard´s grandfather once ran. Though that is the overall story, each chapter is a short story about a person in the village there.  The story was okay, the strength of this novel was not in the story but in Doerr´s ability to use words.  She is clear and concise with her words and does a great job of allowing readers to visualize the people and their lives.

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