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Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
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Dec 12, 09

Read in November, 2009

This is the story of two sisters, orphaned as children and raised by their aunt & uncle. They are now grown and both live in New York City. The older one, Meghan, has become a successful morning talk show host. She is married and has one son who is now in college. Her sister, Bridget, has bounced from one career path to another before settling on being a social worker. She is unmarried without children and has been dating a man 24 years older than herself for seven years. Both seem relatively happy and successful until one morning Meghan, thinking her mic is off, says a swear word and trashes a guest. That act explodes her life into many unexpected directions, revealing depths of issues carefully unexplored. It's a fascinating study of sibling relationships. New York City is practically a character in the novel. Anna Quindlen obviously knows what she's talking about there. It's a well-written book with many poetic phrases that added a great deal of enjoyment to the narrative.
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message 1: by Judy (new)

Judy I think that I read this book before I started putting books on goodreads. I really enjoyed it too. You can tell that Anna Quindlin really knows her city. I really like the way that she writes. I've enjoyed all of her books that I've read.


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