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Natural History


by Andrea Barrett

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Natural History by Andrea Barrett
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  • Published Sep 2022
    208 pages
    Genre: Short Stories

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  • Sylvia G. (Scottsdale, AZ)
    Not my favorite
    This is an uneven collection of linked short stories. I'm not particularly interested in early airplanes, botany, bugs, or biochem, all of which are described with lots of detail. Taking that away, I was interested in some of the characters. But the last story skipped generations ahead, introducing new people and I found it to be both boring and a curious way to end the book.
  • Gail (North Florida)
    Unlikable Characters
    Authors spend a considerable amount of time and effort on writing, rewriting, and editing their books and I truly would like to like Andrea Barrett's "Natural History." However, I could not warm up to any of the characters in her short stories. The stories felt like I was dropped into a party where I knew no one, didn't know what was being discussed, and where the guests were all trying to play a game of one upmanship. I wanted to leave the party as soon as possible. Barrett did include some lovely images but they were not enough to make up for the very unpleasant people who populated her stories.

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