Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund

I picked this up because I loved Naslund’s “Abundance.” Up until page 100, I was really liking “Ahab’s Wife.” The language is wonderful and creates a tone so seemingly appropriate for the time. However, Una, the main character, is a little too glorious and indomitable to be believable. And when the other characters started chiming in (like Ahab’s fire speech), I couldn’t take the over-the-top deluge anymore.

Gwenamon says: Ugh

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bookworm, confidante, creative director, cyclist, global wanderer, music lover, shutterbug, shoe shopper, snowboarder, writer, yoga geek. i'm also a very proud mama of a lil mister named james.
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