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Galore

Galore - Michael Crummey A magical realism story of Newfoundland that follows the exploits of two families and how they interconnect and the trials that follow them through the years.

It's darkly funny at times and for the most part I enjoyed it. The people were well drawn and very vivid, for all that you go through about four generations of these families.The biggest drawback to the book is the one that faces all generational novels, the moment you really started to know the characters it was time to move on. Still, as this was about the poverty and hardship of early colonists it made sense.