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Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
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Mar 08, 2009

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bookshelves: chicklit, popular_lit, read_2009
Read in March, 2009

Ok, I liked it. It was my first Anna Quindlen, and from reading other peoples' reviews, it sounds like it was her worst to date, so I'm going to keep my eyes out for free/cheap copies of her others.

The characters weren't particularly endearing - they were pretty stereotypical, some too saccharin, many just unbelievably selfish. The premise wasn't too original, Bridget allowed her sister WAY too much opportunity to stomp on her, and the "event" that is the preface to the fall from grace is ridiculous.

But it was the not infrequent moments of insight spoken by her characters and the obviously skillful writing that kept me reading well past my bedtime and through the weekend. "Compulsively readable" would be a good description of her writing and perhaps is even on the dust jacket, I don't remember.

So, good, but not great. I look forward to reading more of her stuff.
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Lisa Vegan The only novel of hers I really liked is Black and Blue, but they're all ok. I love her books of essays, even though I'm sure some of them are now dated.


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