Fall Book Review: “Kin Types,” by Luanne Castle

Hope your Thanksgiving holiday has been a lovely one, if you celebrate.
Robin gives Kin Types 4 out of 4 stars!!! Check out her review.


Weaving newspaper articles about

family events, photographs shown by

her grandfather, stories shared

through family members

and research sifted through

these sources comes an

extraordinary book!

“Kin Types” is hard to put

down and also difficult in parts

to absorb the everyday tragic

lives depicted within these pages.

I was drawn in by both the

Beauty in the love of a young

woman to a man whose hands

smelled like herrings and the

tendency to flinch and wish to look

away from the Horror of fire and flesh.

I wish to encapsulate the poems,

prose and summaries of lives,

while still encouraging and

enticing you to read more

vignettes for yourself.

~ Lessons from family are

varied in Luanne Castle’s first,

“Advice from My Forebears.”

Here’s an example,

“Sit on my finger,

nobody ever

fell off.”

~ Second entry will catch

you, grab you, make you wince

as you hear…

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7 responses to “Fall Book Review: “Kin Types,” by Luanne Castle

  1. That was such a good review to read! ❤

  2. I’m so honored you reblogged my post, Luanne. Thank you!
    I wish more people responded favorably, like Pauline. We have so many friends in common, I had hoped you would have had a burst of visitors.
    My brother Randy is finally tucked into my brother and sister-in-law’s home. His head looks better but the many staples will probably hurt when they are taken back out. I love and worry about him. Thank you for caring, Luanne! xo

    • I’m so glad that Randy is where he will be looked after. He just can’t be on his own because with a head injury he doesn’t know when he needs help :). Hopefully, this is it now and he will recover until he is all better! No worries about the review “turnout,” Robin. I appreciate it so much!!! xoxo

      • Thank you for your caring and warm comments about my brother, Luanne. xo
        I will keep on bringing your books up, sometime again! I finished Ann Field’s review before “winter” officially begins. It’s only a day late from my hopes to have them all on Tuesdays.

  3. Nice review, Robin! Hope that your brother is continuing to improve!

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