It Was Called A Home is an extensive story with a lot to take in. I was pulled in by the opening scene and felt very connected to Bambi and Joseph after witnessing the tragedy in their home. However, the story quickly turns to other points of view. There are many different characters and storylines that weave in and out. Many of these stories seem loosely connected and read almost like a series of short stories themed around the American experience as the country entered World War II. It seemed like it took a significant amount of time to come back around to Bambi and Joseph. I'm glad I stuck with it, but the writing was not quite my style with a lot of run-on sentences and excessive information that didn't seem to add to the plot.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.