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The Nature of Fragile Things

The Nature of Fragile Things, by Susan Meissner

11/30 | Started 03.05.21 • Finished 03.12.22 | 3 stars

This book club read was enjoyable enough to keep reading and finish but not necessarily anything to write home about. I did learn a lot about the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and its aftermath. I thought the author was very heavy-handed when alluding to a different past for the woman we know as Sophie Whalen. And then it all comes out in one massive go instead of learning about it in snippets throughout the book. I don't know, it just didn't sit right with me. For lovers of historical fiction, the storyline was decent and could be a good break as so much of historical fiction seems to center around the world wars. I did recommend this to my mom, who seems to generally enjoy the genre.

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