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True Confections by Katharine Weber
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Aug 08, 2011

liked it

Funny, with a few genuinely tragic moments (the scene with Arson Girl's stalker, for instance). I especially enjoyed the relationship between the narrator and her self-absorbed sister in law, though I could have done with less on WW II and Madagascar stuff, as well as the rather in-depth history of candy companies. Also--Howard is so unlikeable, it was hard for me to see why Alice missed him. Finally, for the first two-thirds of the novel, Alice comes across as an extremely reliable narrator--why then the emphasis on her as untrustworthy? I found that confusing. But still. If you like Cathleen Schine or Elinor Lipman, check Weber out.

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