Dona Nicanora's Hat Shop

Very good read Great sense of place and characters Good Dona Nicanora s Hat Shop Author Kirstan Hawkins Viral Book Surrounded by forest and reached only by a treacherous road t

Very good read. Great sense of place and characters.Good Dona Nicanora's Hat Shop Author Kirstan Hawkins Viral Book Surrounded by forest and reached only by a treacherous road, the sleepy South American town of Valle de la Virgen is almost unknown to the outside world But after a silent stranger rolls in on the back of a pick up truck, nothing is the same again.Life for the town s inhabitants has not turned out as they once dreamed Do a Nicanora never did escape the swamp town and traSurrounded by forest and reached only by a treacherous road, the sleepy South American town of Valle de la Virgen is almost unknown to the outside world But after a silent stranger rolls in on the back of a pick up truck, nothing is the same again.Life for the town s inhabitants has not turned out as they once dreamed Do a Nicanora never did escape the swamp town and travel the world, Don Bosco did not marry the woman he loved, and the mayor is yet to achieve the power and influence he craves But it is not until the arrival of the mysterious foreigner, known only as Gringito, that their dreams start to be reawakened Yet every dream must come at a price and the inhabitants of this sleepy little town are about to get than they bargained for.Intriguing and intoxicating, with a host of unforgettable characters in a magical setting, Do a Nicanora s Hat Shop is a remarkable novel that dares us to follow our dreams.. Kirstan Hawkins Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dona Nicanora's Hat Shop book, this is one of the most wanted Kirstan Hawkins author readers around the world. . A viral Book Dona Nicanora's Hat Shop I have no idea how a book this bad came to be published. It was disjointed, confusing and so much thrown in that should have been cut out. I actually threw this book in the garbage after I read it. I read it because it was on a pile of books I'd been given that I was determined to get through. Should have received a medal for getting through this one.

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  1. Kirstan Hawkins Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dona Nicanora's Hat Shop book, this is one of the most wanted Kirstan Hawkins author readers around the world.

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  1. I have no idea how a book this bad came to be published It was disjointed, confusing and so much thrown in that should have been cut out I actually threw this book in the garbage after I read it I read it because it was on a pile of books I d been given that I was determined to get through Should have received a medal for getting through this one.



  2. I LOVE this book Such a wonderful blend of intelligent observation, humour and just a little touch of magic It s beautiful Be taken into another world where sharp distilled and focused writing combines with the simplicity, wonder and eccentricities of life It s just a very good book and a very good read.


  3. This review was originally posted on my blog Valle de la Virgen is a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere The majority of its inhabitants is quite content with their lot, and the few who dream of bigger things leave for the city Ernesto, eldest son of Do a Nicanora and troublemaker pur sang, is one of the latter With luck as bad as his late father s, he soon cuts his losses to return home with a shabby pick up truck and a grubby foreigner to show for his efforts To his exasperated mother [...]



  4. Each year the members of my bookgroup select two titles each This month s selection was mine and selected in the same way that I select horses in the Grand National because they have a nice name The story is set in a small sleepy town in South America The inhabitants are happy with their lot and the central character, Dona Nicanoras has always had a dream to open a hat shop She is widowed and yet only in her early forties and she has known grief as she as buried several children Times are tough [...]


  5. Set in a small, out of the way, village called Villa de la Virgen within the swamps of South America, this story of Dona Niconora and her fellow villagers engages the reader from the very first page.Dona Niconora has many unfulfilled dreams in life Her life has been full of mistakes and regrets and she now lives a dreary and uneentful life with her children and no husband Niconor s greatest wish is to own a hat shop, full of beautiful feathered, beaded and sequinned hats, the likes of which are [...]


  6. This book has so many great characters the doctor in his brand new clinic with no patients, the hippie gringo standing on his head in the village square, the elderly village men meeting to drink at the barber s shop while the women pass pithy comments on life, Dona Nicanora and her family, the mayor and his wife They are so well realised that you can close your eyes and see them going about their lives in the secluded village surrounded by swamp and jungle.There are elements of magic realism, wh [...]


  7. Everything that I love in a novel is here lots of interesting, eccentric noble characters, humour, quirky plot I enjoyed reading this novel so much Dona Nicanora enjoyed a sweet courtship with Don Bosco, but turned down his proposal of marriage and ran off with a bad boy, who let her down and destroyed her dreams of travelling the world Many years later, she realises the folly of her youth She tries to turn her life around by opening a hat shop, which affects the town and its inhabitants.Set in [...]


  8. This was a joyous read Kirstan Hawkins writing style is light touch and gently humorous, which balances so well with the poignant observations the story makes about human frailty, love and regret The characters are rich and beautifully drawn, in all their qualities and shortcomings The lessons they learn are lessons for all of us, and the way the story plays out, to its delightful conclusion, is full of humour, heart and joy This book will leave a smile on your face, and a warm, fuzzy glow in yo [...]


  9. I was expecting there to be about Dona Nicanora s Hat Shop, as the title suggested, but instead what I found was a cast of colorful characters and a bitter sweet story about family relationships, friendships, political incompetency, loss, and love No part of this story was boring or stagnant it was engaging, and totally worth the read, even if the ending left a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat.


  10. This is a sweet fable set in an isolated, picturesque village, with many colorful characters It s a quick read, very engaging and often funny I really enjoyed it Culturally it felt accurate don t know if it is or not it just felt like the author wove many traditional elements into the story.


  11. Molto carino Una lettura piacevole che fa passare qualche ora col sorriso sulle labbra Personaggi teneri e umanissimi, situazioni inverosimili e un pizzico di ironia contribuiscono a creare un romanzo senza troppe pretese ma ben scritto e appassionante, consigliato


  12. I was given this book for Christmas 2011 and started reading it then11 months ago It is hardly riveting reading a quaint little fable It was a sweet story and slightly amusing All s well that ends well






  13. if you like quirky books for example Louis de Berni res The War of Don Emmanuel s Nether Parts and Rachel Joyces The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, then I througly recommend this.









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