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Island Apart by Steven Raichlen
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Aug 21, 12

bookshelves: food-fiction
Read in August, 2012

When I started this book that involved a woman recovering from cancer, a hermit with what was most likely a tragic past, and cooking, along with a bit history of Chappaquiddick and interesting tidbits about the life of Wilhelm Reich, I thought I had found a good read-a-like for Anne Rivers Siddons and Diane Chamberlain. But, alas, it was not to be. Even though I cared about the characters and what happened to them, about halfway through the book I got bogged down (probably because of the continuing history and bio info) and ended up skimming to the end, which, by the way, seemed to go on forever.

Anyway, 4 stars to the first half and 3 to the second half for an average of 3.5.
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