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Jane Austen, Anna Quindlen

The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai Loved the full, lush descriptions of The Inheritance of Loss, but wasn't too keen on the lack of focus or a strong main character. The pov was passed around to a handful of characters in order to show a variety of experiences. I would've preferred sticking with one or two of them at most, having them shoulder more of the narrative weight, rather than being jostled around so much. A lot of people seem to like this one, so perhaps chalk up the low rating to my taste in narrative style and read it with your own fresh eyes, un-emcumbered by my own albatross neck ware. I'm not saying it was awful. All in all it was interesting, though meandering, and not overly engaging.