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Miriam The Medium

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
In the tradition of Susan Isaacs comes a charming debut novel featuring a lovable phone psychic, whose talents will either save her family from financial ruin -- or ruin her family altogether.What do you do when your husband's business is failing, your daughter is ashamed of you, and your faith in your own talents hits rock bottom? Miriam is a modern-day Long Island housew ...more
Hardcover, 309 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by Simon & Schuster
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Lisa Fischbach
This book was an okay read if you don't think about it too much. The writing isn't great, the characterization is rather phoney and a bit irritating. All in all though if you like books about psychics, it was a fun enough read. It's not going to appear on any best of lists though, at least none of mine..
Feb 09, 2010 GoldenjoyBazyll rated it liked it
Shelves: new-age, fiction
"Things are bad, but they can always be worse" is Miriam's mantra. Miriam is a real live phone psychic whose life is in a shambles. She has spent most of her life trying to appear "normal" but what is normal for her isn't the same as everyone else. This is a charming story of a woman trying to find and accept herself and embracing a gift that sometimes is a burden.
Sep 07, 2008 Erin rated it liked it
This book was darker than I expected it to be after reading the description. It is far more character focused than plot driven, and many of the people in the book are a pleasure to read about - chiefly Miriam herself, her Bubbe, and the eccentric cast of characters who contact her for readings.
Louise Silk
Apr 26, 2013 Louise Silk rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
This is the kind of story that gives psychics a bad name. The characters, trying too be cute, came off as false and unbelievable. Neither the plot nor the writing could not hold my attention The whole thing was frivolous and not worth the time.
Samantha D'Aloisio-Schmunk
Oct 22, 2012 Samantha D'Aloisio-Schmunk rated it really liked it
Wonderful! Heartbreaking & heartwarming. I loved Miriam so much that I wished I could call her myself!
Feb 07, 2016 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story of Miriam; the daughter, granddaughter, wife, mother, and the medium. She has the gift and so does the author. I liked this book so much that I ordered the sequel.
Jan 13, 2008 Jen added it
This book so well done and so interesting--the main author grapples between her real life as a surburban mom and her gift of being able to communicate with people who have passed on.
Oct 15, 2008 Joe rated it really liked it
Very good book. It was about a psychic with real life problems that were easy to relate to.
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Lovely perfect vacation read
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A fun, light read. A good book to read on vacation.
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This was a great read! I love Shapiro's style of writing and loved Miriam more!
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