America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

America Is Not the Heart

Elaine Castillo

fiction historical lgbtqia+ literary emotional informative reflective slow-paced

408 pages | first published 2018

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Three generations of women from one immigrant family trying to reconcile the home they left behind with the life they're building in America.How many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero de Vera arrives in America, disowned by...
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Summary of 700 reviews

Moods

emotional 83%
reflective 71%
hopeful 35%
challenging 28%
informative 27%
sad 22%
funny 11%
inspiring 11%
dark 10%
tense 9%
adventurous 5%
mysterious 4%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 57%
medium 39%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 76% | A mix: 22% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 74% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.1

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