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The Wonder Spot by Melissa Bank
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May 23, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, the-power-of-love, women-writers, golden-years, not-by-a-white-guy
Recommended for: people who like memoirs from women with relationship issues
Read in June, 2006

I'm so-so about this book. I found it very uneven. There's a clear division here - childhood, relationships - both of which can be interesting in the hands of the right writer. It's obvious that she writes well, and this has its magical moments, but overall it wasn't quite what I was hoping for. As she gets more and more into the relationships, she speaks less on her life outside of them and jumps from one to the other, without transitioning very effectively. The ending also feels like a huge cop-out.

I read it in Europe, and I leant it to another girl on my Europe trip, and she basically felt the same way about it, though she wanted to hear more about her childhood, whereas I thought there was plenty (although I don't like many childhood stories, so maybe that's just me.)
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