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Goodbye Without Leaving by Laurie Colwin
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May 15, 2009

it was ok
Read in January, 2007

This book tells the story of Geraldine, who as a young woman was a backup singer for Vernon and Ruby Shakely and the Shakettes. Later, though Geraldine marries a handsome doctor and has all the trappings of a good life, she finds herself restless and unsatisfied. She reflects often on her days as a Shakette and wishes for that kind of moment again.

My major problem with this book is that the main character is unsympathetic and unlikeable. Her selfishness escalates to a point that is really ridiculous. Her inability to appreciate what she has and stop looking backward is terribly frustrating.
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