Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered - Barbara Kingsolver

Unsheltered is the story of two families, separated by two centuries, living in the same neighbourhood, during turbulent times.  Each family's story is told in alternating chapters. The style of writing is decent enough, but the main character (Willa) tends to whine a geat deal, the main characters are uninteresting (not to mention shallow and stereotypical), the plot is rather vague, and the author has a fondness for monotonously preaching her socio-political agenda in vast quantities.  Also the comparison between the 1870s socio-political climate with the current USA socio-political climate just fell flat with me.