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Blameless

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Lisa Reardon follows what Alice Munro called a "brave, heart-wrenching debut" with another extraordinary tale of pent-up violence, trespass, and redemption."Blameless" -- that's all Mary Culpepper longs to be. Free of the tug of human need. Mary's a big woman, a strong woman: drives the local school bus, hurls a mean softball, likes a cold beer and knows how to make her be ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 25th 2000 by Random House
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Michele St John
Lisa Reardon follows what Alice Munro called a "brave, heart-wrenching debut" with another extraordinary tale of pent-up violence, trespass, and redemption."Blameless" -- that's all Mary Culpepper longs to be. Free of the tug of human need. Mary's a big woman, a strong woman: drives the local school bus, hurls a mean softball, likes a cold beer and knows how to make her beloved '75 Mercury run. But she hides a wounded soul behind her capable, even prickly exterior. It is only when she discovers ...more
Aimee
I love this book! The characters reminded me of people I know; not literal specific people, but they, and their small Michigan town, were as familiar to me as my own small Delaware town and the people who share it with me. The good, the bad, the ugly, they're all here.
Mary is a woman in her thirties who seems like a no-nonsense, independent kind of person. She has been amicably divorced for years and lives by herself in a cute little house in the country. She drives a school bus, plays softball,
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Jenny
yikes. like reading bad teen fiction. overly present author, limp dialogue, amateur plot maneuvers. i put it to rest after two chapters.
manfred
wirklich überzeugend! schon mit billy hat die frau sich mein herz erschrieben, auch dieser roman ist große klasse!!
Virginia
Not a bad read but a little too much like made-for-TV movie plot. Still, it was pretty entertaining.
Lori
Jan 23, 2010 Lori added it
Very good, it really picked up in the middle.
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