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Miriam The Medium
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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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..
"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.
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.
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.