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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin
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Sep 20, 11

bookshelves: ebooks, historicalfiction
Recommended to K by: MAP
Read from September 11 to 20, 2011

Although I don't usually enjoy speculative fictionalized biographies, this book was an exception. Melanie Benjamin takes the little we know about Mrs. Tom Thumb, Lavinia Stratton, gleaned from her actual autobiography and other ambiguous sources, and creates an interesting and believable character. Benjamin also gives us an interesting and well-written story and evokes a fascinating time period.

I enjoyed this more than Alice I Have Been, and it's always nice to see a writer exceeding previous works. I'll look forward to Benjamin's next book.
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message 1: by MAP (new) - rated it 5 stars

MAP Oh man this makes me nervous. Whenever I recommend something, it always goes badly! :p


message 2: by K (new) - rated it 4 stars

K Don't worry -- I've been on the other side of that plenty of times. I would never hold it against you. Incidentally, I'm really enjoying it so far!


message 3: by MAP (new) - rated it 5 stars

MAP Hurrah!


message 4: by K (new) - rated it 4 stars

K Yes. I've had a really good run with books lately, and this one is not disappointing me!


message 5: by MAP (new) - rated it 5 stars

MAP Yay, I'm glad you liked it!


message 6: by K (new) - rated it 4 stars

K Me too!


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