Book Review: Daphne du Maurier, Hungry Hill

One of my favorite kind of books: a long family tragic saga spanning multiple generations. When Copper John opens a mine on Hungry Hill in the town of Doonhaven against pretty much the whole community’s will he invites a curse from a rival family, the Donovan’s. Passed down through each generation of successive John’s and Henry’s, one horrible thing after another happens to the family that extends to those brought into the family by marriage also, not just blood. The opposition to the mine as a main plot point was fitting to read now with the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline happening right now. A fantastic novel. She’s quick becoming one of my favorite authors.


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