The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

The All-true Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton

Book - 1998
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Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780676971163
Branch Call Number: SMILEY
Characteristics: 452 p


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Jun 12, 2015

I enjoyed this journey from Quincy, Illinois to the wilds of "Bloody Kansas." I found the writing to be a bit heavy/dense at times. It was a lot like reading book that was actually written in the 1800s in that sense. But it also contained a lot of dry, wit that had me laughing out loud. If you're looking for a book that will immerse you into a very specific time and place, this one will certainly draw you in.

Mar 25, 2015

This is a long book, which needs a narrator whose voice can carry the story-line better than Lidie's voice does. In my opinion, a severe editing process might have helped the book move along a little better and thus made it more readable. As it is, I'm half-way through and I find I just don't care anymore what happens to any of the characters, so I'm not finishing. Kinda too bad, because this is a really good author.

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