A Marker to Measure Drift

A Marker to Measure Drift

Book - 2013
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An electrifying novel tracks a woman's journey from the horrors of Charles Taylor's Liberia to abject poverty and self-exile on a Greek island, where she must grapple with a haunted past and find a way back into human society.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345803863
Characteristics: 221 p. ; 24 cm


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Sep 30, 2015

Until the middle of the book I reveled of language of the author. Then - is becoming tedious. The book is, in my opinion, is about how to maintain dignity in the most difficult conditions for surviving. And also - everywhere there are "good souls" who lend a helping hand to someone in need, even if he did not ask for it.

Jan 15, 2015

this book was stunningly well-written and beautiful

Jul 31, 2014

extremely well-paced, taut story of surviving(?)... of living in the moment... of knowing that looking back is horrendous and often looking forward is useless. I was very moved by this character and her unfolding history. Maksik is a brilliant writer-

mrubinbooks Mar 28, 2014

I just finished reading this book, and it touched and saddened me as no book has in a long time. I will not forget this book, and I will be haunted by it, and thinking about it, for a very long time. It is exquisitely written, and depicts Jacqueline's pain almost too clearly.

Feb 25, 2014

I loved this book. I found it touching and beautiful. A deep depiction of the survival of body and spirit after devastation. I have already recommended it to others. Beautiful description of landscapes, sea and human relationships. I picked it up mostly because the title intrigued me. I was not disappointed.

rowanquincy Nov 29, 2013

Too violent for me. I didn't ever feel a connection to the main character, she just seemed blank throughout the whole book. I won't be looking for more books from this author.


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