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10 thoughts on “Icebergs A Novel

  1. says:

    There's much I like about this book including some beautiful writing and the Canadian setting in the first section What threw me off was the structure I was committed to a set of characters in the 1944 section I was unprepared to s

  2. says:

    Rebecca Johns is a good enough writer but this book seems to be the effort of a lazy writer She begins a story line beaut

  3. says:

    Such a beautifully written book a remarkable debut for this Illinois author The story unfolds in three eras 1944 when a Canadian military crew crash lands in Newfoundland and the crew's young wives in Ontario await the news of their husbands' fates; 1967 Chicago as these families' lives become deeply intertwined; 1999 Ontario a return to where their shared histories began The story examines love disappointment passion and change in relation

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    This book was first published in 2006 Several years ago it was removed from our library's shelves and sold in their book sale This is where I bought it It's been sitting on my bookshelves since then What a find A very compelling story over a period of 50 years in Canada and the US interesting characters different families whose lives are interconnected A real pleasure

  5. says:

    Outstanding Remarkable for a first novel Wang to read

  6. says:

    It wasfine I had high expectations and the book's teaser of a secret that will shake their existence was not at all something that happened Spoiler and not a big one a girl kissed a guy when she was married A guy lied and g

  7. says:

    An interesting novel not ground breaking but an enjoyable read not the least because it is set in the unusual backdrop of Canadians drafted during WWII and of immigrant Canadians to the US drafted during the Vietnam war However I found the tag line Two wars two families united by tragedy bound by deceit a bit excessive as there isn't much a deceit to speak of it is there but it is not dramatised much and does

  8. says:

    I liked this book but there were too many gaps What happened when Walt came home? Too much skipping ahead I know there were flashbacks from different viewpoints but still too much left out I suppose it kind of came together at the end but not as much as much as I would like

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  10. says:

    I would have loved this even if I didn't know the author It's really ambitious and fascinating

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Icebergs A Novel

In World War II Canada Walt Dun and Al Clark are the only members of their bomber crew to survive a plane wreck on Newfoundland's Labrador coast but now they must fight injuries and cold in the sub zero wilderness. Rebecca Johns is a good enough writer but this book seems to be the effort of a lazy writer She begins a story line beautifully however she jumps out of the original thread to another which takes place than twenty years later If she feels the need to fill in a missing piece about the intervening years she does it in a uick flashback a device I have noticed coming out of the Iowa Writers Workshop lately As a result the book comes off as an episodic collection of three novellas in order to bring it in under 300 or so pages I enjoy reading long novels with all the pieces in place What kind of marriage did Walt and Dottie have after his return What influences and forces molded their sons to become the men they were Johns has talent I would like to see her use it to tell the complete story

review Icebergs A Novel

On the home front in a small Canadian farming community Walt's young wife Dottie struggles with her own battles loneliness worry and an attraction to an itinerant farm worker Only one man comes home alive from Labr. This book was first published in 2006 Several years ago it was removed from our library s shelves and sold in their book sale This is where I bought it It s been sitting on my bookshelves since then What a find A very compelling story over a period of 50 years in Canada and the US interesting characters different families whose lives are interconnected A real pleasure

review Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × Rebecca Johns

Ador but the lives of their two families remain forever entwined An ambitious and lyrical debut novel Icebergs explores how tragedies narrowly averted can alter the course of lives as drastically as those met head. An interesting novel not ground breaking but an enjoyable read not the least because it is set in the unusual backdrop of Canadians drafted during WWII and of immigrant Canadians to the US drafted during the Vietnam war However I found the tag line Two wars two families united by tragedy bound by deceit a bit excessive as there isn t much a deceit to speak of it is there but it is not dramatised much and doesn t impact the characters much and thus doesn t actually seem very important after all

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Icebergs A Novel
  • Rebecca Johns
  • English
  • 25 January 2019
  • 9781582345727

About the Author: Rebecca Johns

Rebecca Johns is the author of two novels Icebergs Bloomsbury USA 2006 which was a PENHemingway Finalist and The Countess Crown 2010 which has been translated around the world Her writing has appeared in Ploughshares the Mississippi Review and Narrative and numerous commercial magazines and newspapers such as Bride's Cosmopolitan Fitness Mademoiselle Self Seventeen and Woman's D