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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Lovely to see Claire here – a fabulous writer and wonderful woman. Thanks for the recommendation and virtual hugs to you both

  2. Olga Nunez Miret says:

    Thanks, Christoph! Claire’s book has more than lived up to my expectations. Take care and hugs to Ryan and the girls!

  3. Claire Fullerton does write exquisitely, Olga. I read Mourning Dove and the language is delightful. A lovely review of this book.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. Yes, I’ve read your and other wonderful reviews of Mourning Dove (it’s on my list as well), and you were right. I’m sure you’ll love this one too. Have a fabulous week.

  4. Hi Olga. I hope you’re having a terrific Tuesday. I’m sure Clair is with this wonderful review.
    She and I are actually from the same region within the Southeast. Memphis was a “day trip” away from where I grew up. Although our backgrounds and experiences couldn’t have been more different.
    As you say, her writing has a lovely light touch, proved by the attention her work getting. Wishing her continued huge success. (Sharing!)
    I’m even more out of touch with the news than ever. I hope you and yours are doing well. Hugs on the wing.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, I did think of you as I was reading the book. I know Claire has written about other topics, but although I don’t have the personal connection you have, I’ve always been fascinated by Southern Literature, and you both are good examples of why I love it so much.
      I’m a bit exhausted trying to track the news, and there are only so many press conferences one can watch (as they tend to be very repetitive). We’re OK and things are easing a bit, but it will be a very slow process.
      I hope you’re keeping well. Thanks for the stories. Big hugs.

  5. Olga! I am humbled and thrilled that you’ve written such a thorough review, as I have admired your reviews for ages. I’ve said this untold times, and will say it again, here: the WordPress book bloggers are as fine as they come. I am absolutely honored by this review. Thank you for this exact, intelligent summary.

    1. Thanks, Claire. You’re very kind, and I agree with your comments about WordPress book bloggers.
      I had read such wonderful reviews of your books that I jumped on this occasion. It was my pleasure, and I’m sure it won’t be the last of your novels I’ll read.
      Good luck with everything and keep safe. ♥

  6. As I was reading the review, I wasn’t at all sure that this book would be for me, though I could easily see it working as a film adaptation. Then I got to this line.

    ‘Nostalgia has selective memory; it softens the heart and strips the details to leave you with what should have been instead of what was’.

    Exactly how I see nostalgia, and expressed better than I could have.
    That sold the book to me.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. As I said, it’s beautifully written, and it’s a book to be savoured and enjoyed. I know, from your blog, that the way our memories work is one of the topics that you reflect upon often, and it is one of the central subjects in this book.
      Enjoy the rest of the week and keep safe.

    2. Beetleypete: I’ll combine a compliment for you and Olga: That y’all are aligned with each other makes me want to follow both of you for the company you keep!

      1. Thanks, Claire. I am notorious for wallowing in nostalgia, but aware of the pitfalls of that. The quote summed it up perfectly.
        Best wishes, and good luck with the book.

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  7. dgkaye says:

    Gorgeous review Olga. I already have this book and look forward to getting to it, right up my reading alley. And I love first person. Congrats to Claire for all the praise! <3

    1. Olga Nunez Miret says:

      Thanks, Debby. You’ll love it, I’m sure. Take care and keep smiling!

      1. dgkaye says:

        Looking forward <3

        1. 🙂 ♥

    1. Great minds think alike, Sally. I remembered how much you enjoyed her writing and knew I’d enjoy it as well. A lovely read. Thanks for the recommendation. Keep well!

  8. da-AL says:

    lovely post, Olga 🙂

    1. Thank you! It’s a great book.

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