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Review: Small Island

Editorial Review - - Roz Shea

Andrea Levy's Whitbread and Orange Prizewinning novel has emigrated from England to American shores with welldeserved ballyhoo. Levy has intricately woven the lives of four small islanders two from Jamaica, two from England into a tapestry of time and place so intimate and full of color that it lingers in the reader's memory long after closing the cover. Gilbert Joseph, a patriotic, mixed race ... Read full review

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User Review  - octoberwoman - LibraryThing

Written in first person POV, with the narration alternating between the four main characters, the author did a wonderful job of giving each character a distinctive voice and personality, drawing us ... Read full review

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User Review  - nomadreader - LibraryThing

I read Small Island after reading Levy's more recent novel, The Long Song, and I couldn't help comparing the two in my head as I read (and I imagine the same would be true if I read Small Island first ... Read full review


User Review  - Kirkus

The winner of the 2004 Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the 2004 Orange Prize—the first writer to win both for the same novel—draws on her Jamaican background in the alluring story of two ... Read full review

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