Saving the World

Saving the World

Book - 2006
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Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565125100
Branch Call Number: FIC Alva
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 24 cm


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May 24, 2016

This book would have been far better if the contemporary AIDS story was written as well as the 200 yr old smallpox story. As it was, I didn't learn much from the AIDS chapters but found the smallpox chapters quite interesting.

Sep 12, 2013

This is not only well enough written to not require (or house) any inappropriate content to be published, thus allowing any age level capable to read it, it was one of the very best historical novels i have ever read! Alvarez's wit and ingenuity in putting two sets of realistic and truly memorable characters together from different times to bring us into the ability to compare our lives with those of the past and so remember the goods and bads of past acts.

Biblioteqa12 Mar 02, 2012

A weier's conflicts as she is writing a historical novel. The jumping back and forth EVERY chapter took the interest out of the Writer's story. The book she was weiting seemed much more interesting. Her character had no dimension. I would have enjoyed reading the book the protagonist was writing.


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