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At the Bottom of the River (Plume)
by Jamaica Kincaid | Literature & Fiction
Registered by eicuthbertson of Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 03, 2011
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by UrbanCoffeeCo): travelling


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 03, 2011

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Apparently very loosely autobigraphical.
From the publisher -
Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories

Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision.

Kincaid leads her readers to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child; the beauty and destructiveness of nature; the gulf between the masculine and the feminine; the significance of familiar things--a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings--shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place--these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected.
About the Author
Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother. She lives with her family in Vermont. 


Journal Entry 2 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, January 16, 2012

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Magical writing; while reading I kept wishing I could hear someone read this aloud. 


Journal Entry 3 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, January 16, 2012

8 out of 10

This book is now on its way to shnedwards. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, March 08, 2012

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It's here! Thank you eicuthbertson. And thank you for the RABCK, the bookplates, the bookmark and the card! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingshnedwardswing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, May 26, 2012

6 out of 10

Alternately baffling and beautiful. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingshnedwardswing at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (5/26/2012 UTC) at Urban Coffee Company, Church St in Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 7 by wingUrbanCoffeeCowing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Not taken from the meetup, so now available on the bookshelf on the first floor. 


Journal Entry 8 by wingUrbanCoffeeCowing at Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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This book is no longer available, so marked as Travelling pending another journal entry. 




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