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The Position
3.26
When I first read the back of this book I thought it sounded potentially hilarious and at the very least quite interesting. And while the premise cert ...more
Feb 19, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
The Promised World
3.29
This engrossing tale delves deep into the power of memory and the often blurry lines between actual events and the stories we're told about those even ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
The Day the Falls Stood Still
3.65
Set in Canadian Niagra between 1915 and 1923, Buchanan's debut novel is a historical, naturalist love story. With some characters and events loosely b ...more
Oct 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1)
4.02
Kudos to Dashner for writing a fast-paced and riveting young adult novel, one that kept me questioning right along with the characters and still guess ...more
Sep 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
Sima's Undergarments for Women
3.22
I love love love this book, I couldn't put it down! It's beautifully written, alternating the humor and the tragedy of lives lived. Stanger-Ross has c ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
The Chocolate Lovers' Club
3.67
I love chocolate and I love good chick-lit, especially of the British variety, so I was ready and excited to dive in to this potentially delicious rea ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal
3.10
Metz has produced a raw and moving memoir of her life as a grieving widow faced with the reality of her dead husband's infdelity. Her writing is hones ...more
May 25, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel
3.36
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Not-so-historical fiction, September 8, 2009


First, I wish this book had been billed as pure ficti
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Sep 16, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
Sacred Hearts
3.71
This richly layered historical narrative provided a fascinating glimpse into an often-overlooked facet of Renaissance life. Serafina is willful, passi ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Girl She Used to Be
3.52
This unusual glimpse into the Witness Protection Program was interesting and engagingly written, though I had some problems with its fundamental plot ...more
Apr 24, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
The Actor and the Housewife
3.12
Since finishing this book (which I did very easily, it's a quick and entertaining read) I have been struggling with how to review it. On the one hand, ...more
Jul 25, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Crying Tree
3.82
In The Crying Tree Naseem Rakha tells the story of a family destroyed by tragedy and fueled by emotion and vengeance, a mother, father and daughter tr ...more
Jul 30, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
A Fortunate Age
3.02
I have mixed feelings about this book. I was thoroughly engaged while reading it but feel somewhat bereft at the end, as though each page or chapter p ...more
Feb 03, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
The Center of Everything
3.66
Moriarty's crowning achievement with this novel was her creation of such an honest, real character in Evelyn Bucknow, a gifted but poor student living ...more
Mar 31, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Mistress Shakespeare
3.66
I thoroughly enjoyed this retelling of the story of Shakespeare in love, though I'm not sure what (if any) historical truths the novel actually contai ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Testimony
3.51
What a tragic yet wonderful book about the ways in which several intertwined lives can be derailed, or worse, destroyed, in one thoughtless moment. Th ...more
Sep 11, 2009
Dec 16, 2009
 
American Wife
3.69
Curtis Sittenfeld's novel, loosely based on the life of Laura Bush but clearly more full of fiction than reality, was interesting and frustrating at t ...more
Aug 11, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
Home Song
3.82
This book reads like a bad made-for-tv movie and was a complete waste of time. Spencer's grammatically shaky, over-emotional and adjective-laden prose ...more
Jan 29, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Hollywood is Like High School With Money
3.51
Obviously the premise of this book first struck me as a knockoff of The Devil Wears Prada. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to discover that this ...more
Jul 15, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
3.67
Howe's debut novel is truly wonderful, seamlessly blending the stories of a modern PhD student and the 17th century cunning woman she is researching. ...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Palace Circle
3.23
I really wanted to like this book, but ultimately I was just very disappointed. Divided into 5 sections, one for each of the main characters, the stor ...more
May 14, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the People Who Raised Them
3.55
This memoir was wonderful - once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Dickinson's candid, no-nonsense prose is at once honest, touching and punct ...more
Feb 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
3.79
Entertaining and quirky, this debut novel was well worth read. I was immediately drawn to the precocious 11-year-old heroine, with her love of chemist ...more
May 14, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
Mercury in Retrograde
3.10
Despite a mildly formulaic feel and a very happy but a little too pat ending, I was surprised at how thoroughly I enjoyed reading this book. Three dow ...more
Aug 12, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me
3.62
Such a rich and entertaining young adult find! This slim novel has a bully for a narrator, a tall-tale-teller for an enemy and the summer of 1969 as i ...more
May 28, 2009
Aug 24, 2009
 
The Believers
3.36
Well-written though this book may have been, I found the characters and also the story to be annoying at best, extremely frustrating at worst. I give ...more
Apr 08, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
The Murderer's Daughters
3.65
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Jan 07, 2014
 
The Namesake
3.93
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Nov 05, 2008
 
The Dress Lodger
3.56
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Nov 05, 2008
 
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
3.79
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Jan 07, 2014
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