I have always admired Quindlen's writing, especially her early work in journalism. Some of her novels speak to me more than others, but never are they a disappointment. "Miller's Valley" moves very slowly at first, but had my full attention by the middle of the book. The wounded brother and the troubled aunt are particularly well drawn and totally believable.
I loved this book. Very interesting story about the government wanting to flood a valley which will cover up the whole town of Millers Valley. Good ending.
Sometimes a place defines who you are as a person. Miller's Valley does that for our main character Mimi Miller. Mimi grows up in Miller's Valley, which is doomed to become a reservoir through relentless government planning. It's a rare treat to read about a character and her family and feel like you know them as you follow them throughout their lives. Mimi is someone I'd like to know and I've certainly known families similar to hers in my own life, although not in the same circumstances. Although it was a slow start, at about 50 pages in, the story totally grabbed me and I enjoyed every moment.
Millers Valley, government wants to build a dam for flood control. Lake will cover the whole valley. Very detailed story about the Miller family.
This is the first title I have read by Anna Quindlin. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were well developed and believable. I liked how the story was told by Mimi, starting out as a young person and growing into an adult. The themes of family, relationships and the dealing with change are at the forefront of this beautifully crafted novel.
Mimi Miller will be the last Miller to live in Miller’s Valley. Readers will hear Mimi tell her story beginning in the 1960s to the current time. It’s a coming- of age story, but also a story of a place. Miller’s Valley is slated to become a flood prevention project that creates a recreational lake, meaning the Miller’s family farm will be under the waters.
Quindlen writes with grace and wit. If you grew up in a rural community in the 1960s, this could be your story. Living for a time in Riley County, KS, we heard stories of lost communities that were submerged under Tuttle Creek Lake. So, this book resonated to me on two fonts.
Pleasantly surprised by my first Anna Quindlen read. Characters are well developed and relatable.
Very disappointing from Quindlen. Very very ordinary.
Wonderful read. Couldn't put it down.
Nothing much happens in this book except for life. Real life lived in a fully realized town. And a wonderful ending helps to overcome the somewhat predictable middle. Liked a lot.
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