Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Mourning Dove” by Claire Fullerton , Firefly Southern Fiction June 29,2018
Claire Fullerton, Author of “Mourning Dove” has written an intense, emotional, intriguing, captivating, thought-provoking novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, and Women’s Fiction. The timeline of the story is mostly in the 1970’s, and goes to the past or future when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. The author describes her unique characters as complex and complicated, possibly due to the circumstances describes.
After a divorce, the Crossan family makes a difficult move from Minnesota to Memphis. Mrs. Crossan originally comes form the Southern culture, and easily adapts, but for her children Millie and Finley, it is harder to adjust. Finley is 18 months older than Millie, and Mille is dependent and looks up to her brother for everything. Finley is charming, and intelligent and talented. Millie feels that Finley has it all.
In this story, the characters are searching for the meaning of life and the meaning of home. I appreciate that the author discusses such topics as alcoholism and addiction, communication, honesty , emotional support, love and hope. I would highly recommend this deep and involved family drama for readers who enjoy a novel that is deep and emotional.