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TransAtlantic: A Novel

TransAtlantic - Colum McCann Threading history and fiction, with three female characters from the same family in different times and places, and a living historical figure (George Mitchell) in the middle of the book, from all their different points of view - whew.
I enjoyed reading this, don't quite know what to make of it, admire the author for so easily inhabiting his characters and putting history on the page through their individual eyes.
Beautifully wrought sentences, unusual similes, wonderful metaphors.
A real treat for the reader. I enjoyed his earlier novel, Let the Great World Spin, and will look for more of his work.