Saturday, September 19, 2020
Longing. The emotional intensity surrounding the characters in Joanna Hershon’s novel titled, St. Ivo, increases as we understand more about the circumstances of two families. In domestic situations, there’s always more to the story than what can be gleaned from observations and limited contact. The suffering, struggle and loss that Hershon draws readers into are real and intense. Many readers will reflect on how they would respond to the situations facing these characters. Those readers who enjoy fine writing, deep insights into human behavior, and are comfortable with the unresolved reality common to all of us, will find a lot to enjoy by reading this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase St. Ivo from amazon.com.