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Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
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Apr 30, 2010

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bookshelves: book-club-books
Recommended to Jodi by: Kirsten
Recommended for: Everyone
Read from April 24 to 28, 2010 , read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** I am not sure what I think about this book.......it was readable enough and a decent enough read but it just didn't "grip" me like some books do. I was frustrated with the young girls for not confessing right away that they had been drinking and smoking marijuana. I was mad at Spencer for trying to sue the gun company which in my opinion would have been a frivalous law suit. I didn't like Catherine for being so blase about her marriage and I wasn't so sure how to read her flirting. I was sad that Nan died so unexpectedly - she was so vigorous for a 70 year old woman. I did find the final chapter describing the empty house and garden from the animals' point of view chilling.

I am looking forward to discussing with my book club next week.
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