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Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
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Apr 14, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: novel
Read from April 14 to 19, 2011

This story centers around the friendship of two women with an age gap of 10 years or so. They meet in a Jewish synagogue but neither is religious. The older woman is dealing with the discovery and treatment of breast cancer and the younger gal is struggling with a general malaise in her marriage relationship and career. I think the author strives to show how valuable friendship is for women, but the main characters are not developed to the point where I really cared about either one. She scratched the surface of faith because the one woman converted from Catholicism to Judaism when she married her husband, but I felt Diamant missed a rich opportunity to explore how faith plays into getting through the rough spots in life. You might recall that Diamant wrote the best seller, The Red Tent which probably explains why I was expecting more from this book.

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