A review by nbkemp
How a Woman Becomes a Lake by Marjorie Celona

challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This book was a challenging read at times, but I loved how the story unfolded and once I was a few chapters in I didn't want to stop. The stories were heartbreakingly realistic.
Could have done without the chapters from Vera's perspective, especially after the first one, but they weren't a huge component of the book so I didn't mind it.

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