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The Smell of Other People's Houses

One of the few conspicuous features about "The Smell of Other People's Houses" is that it is recounted from four different perspectives. These are skilfully interwoven. It is intriguing how Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock did this so well. At first I thought that they had separate lives but was proven wrong when Ruth, Dora, Alyce and Hank had a big reunion at the end with their families. A deep level of knowledge is clearly shown by the author in each of the scenes, especially considering that each narrator has a different culture e.g the fish camp and the Salvation Army scenes. This was the most enjoyable book so far with only three more to go!

Posted on: 11th April 2017 at 01:57 pm

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