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Primates of Park Avenue
3.05
it was ok
I found myself very annoyed at many parts of this book and the author. What a self-absorbed, indulgent person!
Feb 06, 2017
Jan 03, 2016
 
Another Brooklyn
3.88
liked it
**spoiler alert** I think the author did a good job of developing the characters, but I would have liked a more complete ending. The book closes leavi ...more
Jan 25, 2017
Aug 07, 2016
 
The Vacationers
3.14
really liked it
I enjoyed this book, it was well written and a great light read! There were some definitely laugh out load parts, and she did a great job of describin ...more
Feb 19, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
 
Twisted Sisters
2.91
it was ok
This audio book was certainly not a distracting listen while driving! The author read the book, and I think she's a better reader than writer-I have n ...more
Jan 11, 2017
Jan 04, 2017
 
Rise and Shine
3.24
liked it
Although I didn't think it was as good as other books by Anna Quindlen, I thought it was a 'goodread'. An interesting premise and as an ex-New Yorker ...more
Oct 22, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
 
Gone Girl
4.03
liked it
I enjoyed reading this book, there were a lot of twists in the plot and some unexpected outcomes, particularly at the end! On the other hand, I also f ...more
Jan 29, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
 
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door
3.99
really liked it
I am not usually a short story reader, and started these in anticipation of hearing Etgar Keret speak at AU. Unfortunately, the talk needed to be canc ...more
Nov 10, 2016
Sep 20, 2016
 
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands
3.59
really liked it
I really thought this book was great! Chris Bohjalian does an excellent job of portraying how difficult life can be for children who are dealt a raw d ...more
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 02, 2015
 
Still Alice
4.30
really liked it
This book offers a realistic look into living with Alzheimers Disease. With the lack of medical options for treatment, this disease is a destructive a ...more
Mar 19, 2015
Dec 05, 2014
 
Bread Givers
3.69
really liked it
This book offers a complete and complex look at Jewish immigrant life in the early 1900's. At times it is frustrating to read about the poor treatmen ...more
Jun 13, 2009
May 09, 2009
 
The Cookbook Collector
3.31
really liked it
This book caught my eye at the library and I generally like her work, it was a good summer read, pretty meaty with many underlying themes, including ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 01, 2012
 
Burnt Bread and Chutney: Growing Up Between Cultures - A Memoir of an Indian Jewish Childhood
3.32
liked it
I really was disappointed in this book, it was much more of a personal memoir about trying to fit in and did not offer the insight into the Bene Israe ...more
May 02, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
Under the Wide and Starry Sky
3.57
really liked it
This book is similar to the Susan Vreeland books, but instead of dealing with artists, we get the story of Robert Louis Stevenson. He led a very inter ...more
Mar 17, 2016
Mar 12, 2016
 
The Care and Management of Lies
3.66
liked it
This is the first book I've read by Jacqueline Winspear, and I thought it was good. Although it moved slowly in spots, it certainly does deal with lie ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
 
Secrets from the Past
3.01
it was ok
I haven't read one of her books for years and when I saw this in the library with the picture of Venice on the cover I took it out. It was fine, reall ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 29, 2015
 
The Girl on the Train
3.88
liked it
I did not think this book was amazing, but I did enjoy reading it. I think part of my enjoyment might have come from the fact we lived not far from wh ...more
May 24, 2015
May 22, 2015
 
The False Friend
2.77
it was ok
I was disappointed in this book, having loved Bee Season, I expected more from this book. I found the concept of revisiting a childhood incident from ...more
Aug 09, 2015
Aug 08, 2015
 
The Kashmir Shawl
3.93
really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, as much for the story as for the description of the different parts of the India and life during the war. The premise was ...more
May 14, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
 
Prisoner of Tehran: A Memoir
4.17
really liked it
Although at times this was a difficult book to read, I felt it was a really good book and I was glad I had read it. What this poor woman and many oth ...more
Aug 23, 2009
Aug 14, 2009
 
Knitting
3.30
really liked it
I thought this was a well written book with a good story about knitting and the varieties of people who are affected by this craft in many different ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Come Home
3.56
it was ok
I was very disappointed in this book. I found Jill to be very annoying, self-involved and quite the drama queen! I also found it extremely unrealistic ...more
Apr 21, 2015
Apr 06, 2015
 
Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World
3.75
really liked it
I thought this book was wonderful! The openness and awareness that went into building a loving, caring family in today's world was beautifully express ...more
Apr 14, 2016
Apr 06, 2016
 
The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai
4.64
it was amazing
I love Yehuda Amichai's works and treated myself to this collection after the NY Times had reviewed it so favorably. Definitely a great collection of ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 31, 2016
 
Purity
3.59
it was ok
I had not read any books by Jonathan Franzen, but I had read good reviews of his work. When I saw this available in the library as an audio book I tho ...more
Feb 23, 2016
Jan 30, 2016
 
The Bookshop
3.40
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I am glad I read this book and I thought the author did a great job of portraying life in a small English village. She clearly paint ...more
Mar 08, 2015
Feb 03, 2015
 
All Fall Down
3.61
really liked it
I thought that the author did a very good job of illustrating the life of a drug addict, hidden behind a successful exterior. Years ago I did drug and ...more
Jun 06, 2017
May 31, 2017
 
The Wives of Los Alamos
3.24
really liked it
I read this book while getting ready for our trip to Los Alamos, and really enjoyed it! Although at first the plural first-person style was jarring, a ...more
Jul 22, 2016
Jul 04, 2016
 
The Senator's Wife
3.26
really liked it
I enjoyed this book, as a great distraction while commuting to work. The audio edition was well read, and I thought the book had some interesting and ...more
Oct 2015
Sep 24, 2015
 
Girl Meets God
3.95
liked it
I really found myself getting annoyed, there seemed little depth to the decisions she made in the book. Major faith decisions seemed made with little ...more
Dec 25, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
 
Welcome To Shirley
3.71
really liked it
Having lived on Long Island I was drawn to this book when I found it in Kelly's bookstore in Honesdale, PA. I did not really know anything about Shirl ...more
Feb 03, 2014
Oct 04, 2013
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