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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

Solidly researched and skillfully woven, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. It's a strong reminder of how small-minded Europeans can be in relation to the people of their former colonies. I had no idea ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Set against the backdrop of World War 2 and its immediate aftermath, this is a story with universal appeal. Two couples – the Jamaicans Hortense and Gilbert Joseph and the British Queenie and Bernard ... Read full review

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User Review  - Limelite - LibraryThing

This well-imagined, complexly constructed, and precisely detailed novel of two couples, one white and native English, the other black and native Jamaican is a vehicle for several themes. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ameise1 - LibraryThing

What a great story even though the most time I got very angry and therefore had to put it away often. The story is told from the view of four persons; two Jamaicans and two Britons. It jumps between ... Read full review

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User Review  - sometimeunderwater - LibraryThing

Fun, but a little light. Bernard is the most nuanced, but least likeable, character. The ending was the most interesting bit (with the baby) but it came somewhat out of nowhere. "Would make a great three-part BBC drama", I thought. Then I found out: it was. Just call me Nostradamus. 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  - Smiler69 - LibraryThing

Set in London just after the end of WWII and told via multiple narrators, the novel explores issues of race, sex and social class by focusing on two couples. Hortense and Gilbert Joseph, both blacks ... Read full review

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User Review  - ursula - LibraryThing

Small Island has an intriguing subject - Jamaica as a colony of the UK, World War II, and Jamaican immigration to the England after the war. The subject matter is what kept me going through the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cariola - LibraryThing

I read this book when it first came out and just reread it with my Seminar in Historical Fiction students. I'm really happy that I chose it to close out the course. Levy tells her tale through as ... Read full review

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User Review  - RealLifeReading - LibraryThing

Gorgeous book. Read full review


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