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Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington
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Jun 24, 11

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Read from June 04 to 07, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

This was an interesting debut - heartfelt and seemingly real. Harrington is a lyricist and librettist and these talents are evident in the dialogue. The story fell a bit short for me as it seemed too simple, as though there were more impressive heights Harrington could have aspired to, but couldn't pull it off.

This novel would make a great mother-daughter (I would say girls aged 13+) read. I also think it offers a good portrait of families at home while their loved ones are away, fighting wars.

Alice Bliss was a quick read and it is a good platform for Harrington's potential as a novelist. I would be interested in reading more from her and hope that her abilities develop well.
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Cait I'll keep this in mind for when my girls get a bit older (my oldest is almost 11).


Jennifer D Cait wrote: "I'll keep this in mind for when my girls get a bit older (my oldest is almost 11)."

Yes, Cait. It might help open conversations with things she might be keeping close to the chest? Maybe? I really can't imagine how challenging it must be for the spouses and kids during deployment times.


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