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BREATH, EYES, MEMORY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Sexual traumas link a Haitian mother and her daughter in this wonderfully self-assured debut by 24-year-old Haitian-American Danticat. The world of Sophie Caco, her beloved guardian Tante Atie, and her grandmother IfC the matriarch of this peasant family, is bounded by the sugar-cane fields of rural Haiti. When 12-year-old Sophie is summoned to New York to live with the family provider, Maxine ... Read full review

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Review: Breath, Eyes, Memory

User Review  - Andie - Goodreads

I was torn between giving this book three stars vs. four. The story told is compelling, but it almost felt as though two different authors were writing the book. Parts of the book were poetic and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karen Davis - Goodreads

Danticat's first book, an autobiographical bildungsroman. Beautifully written. Poignant. Gripping. By now, it should be a Caribbean classic. Read full review

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User Review  - Matt Howard - Goodreads

From my review: "The youngest is Sophie. Raised in Haiti by her aunt, Sophie is sent for by her mother in New York City. She's never met her mother, who left when she was a baby to provide for her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Claire McAlpine - Goodreads

Breath, Eyes, Memory is a book that feels like a comfortable companion, a story of a young girl Sophie, growing up with her Aunt, Tante Atie, in Haiti, her grandmother not far away. The Aunt is is the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gwenn Mangine - Goodreads

This was the first novel I ever read about Haiti. I read it after my first trip there. The 10 years since then have increased our understanding of this tiny island nation. And I have read more and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Becki Iverson - Goodreads

Edwidge Danticat is one of those writers who makes fiction feel as real as the person sitting next to you. This book is no exception - it is lushly drawn, and although short, one feels as if they have ... Read full review

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User Review  - Julia Davidovitz - Goodreads

astonishing and heartbreaking >< edwidge danticat has a way with words-symbols-motifs (understatement of the year) Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Great book. Read full review

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User Review  - Lizzie - Goodreads

Reviewed when I read it as an e-book from the library. Bought a copy to use for a project. Read full review

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5 stars - 143
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3 stars - 131
2 stars - 48
1 star - 14
Unrated - 34

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