Rated of 5
by Barbara H. (Alexandria, VA)
Fear of Flying?
This book was filled with wonderful characters and written with tenderness. Gwenni Morgan is an unforgettable creation, and this portrait of life in a small Welsh town in the 1950s is very interesting.
However, I found her father, Tada, and his saintliness slightly overdone and Gwennis constant failure to put two and two together, even when the evidence is right in front of her, tedious.
On the other hand, the description of the gradually deteriorating mental health of her mother, Magda, was compelling. The pace picked up in the end.
I liked it and recommend it.