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Cara Bertoia

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Growing up in a straight laced Southern family, I was always fascinated with casinos. In my twenties on a summer hiatus from teaching in North Carolina, I drove to California and became a dealer at Caesars in Lake Tahoe. My mother highly disapproved of my working in a casino, "a place so bad it has 'sin' in the middle." Eventually, I succumbed to pressure from the family and returned east to take a high-tech job in Boston. I also began working on my MFA in writing at Emerson. I wanted to write the first realistic novel about casino life from the perspective of an experienced table games dealer. I am always amazed that normal and sometimes quite intelligent players become absolutely clueless in the casino. They repeat superstitious nonsense ...more

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" Yes, the cruise lines like to keep you occupied every minute. What more could a gambler ask for then cards, food and the sea. "
" I discovered Lionel Shriver when I went to visit my husbands family in Glasgow. The first book I read was The Post-Birthday World. I loved the fact th ...more "
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Wai-nani by Linda Ballou
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I love books that tell a great story but I want to learn something at the same time. I knew that since Linda Ballou was a travel writer that I would learn about Hawaii but what I didn't realize is that she is a beautiful writer. This story takes plac ...more
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I read the Time Baroness and couldn't wait to read the new novel. I love the way that the author adds little intimate details, about life in the past. They really do go to the bathroom! I was so happy to see that this novel was set in NY before the C ...more
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
"It's official: I'm in love with Lionel Shriver. First of all, she writes novels that should be gimmicky, but are not. In The Post-Birthday World she employs a doubled narrative that splits in two at its heroine's defining moment of choice/will/agenc" Read more of this review »
" I don't know if I can say I loved this book, but it had me riveted. I read a Jodi Picoult Book about the same thing and never believed a word of it. I ...more "
" It really would be because the Venice sail away is really fantastic and hotel rooms are really expensive there. "
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DREAMBOAT by Frisky Dimplebuns
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I must admit that a mutual friend of the author suggested this book to me. I didn't get married for a very long time and I am a hopeless romantic so it wasn't much of a sell. The first thing I want to say is that this book is funny, and I mean really ...more
" I totally agree, my husband Ray is the most interesting person I know because he is interested in everything. But he can be a bit like Sheldon in The ...more "
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