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Hardcover, 254 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Permanent Press (first published November 1st 2011)
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Sheila
Nov 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Two weeks, a fortnight, a vacation, short time, long time… There are so many different ways to look at two weeks—almost as many as there are different ways to look at love—parent, lover, child, temptation, spouse… Larry Duberstein’s novel, The Twoweeks, views a short vacation from life and its aftermath through the eyes of two people in love. They’re happily married, but not to each other, as they take a two-week break. Drawn together—was it love at first sight? Living together—did they know wha ...more
Gary Butler
Jun 28, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads, drama
39th book read in 2014.

Number 379 out of 383 on my all time book list.

Follow the link below to see my video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2See...
Tami
Oct 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Haven't received the book yet, I just received notice I had won. 10/17/11
Received my copy Saturday, 10/29/11 and hope to start soon. Have 2 more in front of it.
Started last night, 11/16/11
Finished 11/29/11

Cal is married to Winnie. Lara is married to Ian. Winnie and Lara are friends. Somehow, Cal and Lara fall in love and have "The Twoweeks".

First I didn't really care for it. The book was well written and I loved the frequent references to music, books, etc. I didn't like the premise or the stor
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Michael
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2011
My review for this quaint but ponderous novel can be found here:
http://nyjournalofbooks.com/review/tw...

An excerpt:
The Twoweeks also sometimes feels too cute, almost stagy (although Cal, as an actor, would be accustomed to ascribing lofty names to parts of their story), and some readers may have trouble with some of the overstuffed prose.

The novel is not meant as an oversexed romance or a suspenseful melodrama. It is a sensitive, languid (perhaps too languid: despite its slim length the novel dr
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Mari
Sep 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry to say I did not like this book. I could not finish it. I was very excited about it. It sounded great, but it lacked.

A friend said I shouldn't review if I didn't finish the book. I'm sorry, I tried. But some time ago, I bought a book that sounded so wonderful. I couldn't get into it. I had bought it, so I didn't want to just get rid of it. So I put it aside. Sometiime later I tried it again. After having that book 20 years I gave up and told myself I wouldn't do that again.

At first thi
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Sydney Blake
Oct 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
Got this book in the giveaway. I am currently reading it and will post review as soon as I'm done.


Ok, I am done. After having to literally force myself to finish this book in order to give it a fair chance because it was a giveaway, I can say it was not worth the time. Maybe there are people out there that can enjoy it, but I couldn't. The author drags out descriptions and beats them senseless to where I was sitting there saying, enough already. I really thought I would enjoy this book, but it s
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Therese
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Really enjoyed this. Reminded me very much of Laurie Colwin's wonderfully written tales of sympathetic infidelity, set in the freewheeling seventies. It really was a different time. Funny to think America has grown so much more conservative in the last couple of decades. Like Colwin's books, this one combines intricate and intimate realism with bucketloads of charm - though Duberstein is more charming, and definitely funnier.
Susan Krich
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
The first chapter of the book caught my interest. I expected the following chapters to be about this road trip. Unfortunately they did not. I waded through until the last chapter when this trip again appeared but that was the end of the book. Through the middle of the book I kept waiting for something to happen but was disappointed.
Jennifer Ware
Sep 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: goodreads
I received this book from goodreads.com for free. It was a well-written book. The subject matter makes is hard for me to be fair because of personal experiences, but I have passed this book on to 2 others that really enjoyed it and have since become huge fans of goodreads.
Chrislin
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
this book was okay it wasn't horrible but it wasn't great I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads
Maree Cox-Baker
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: calibre
Blah, blah,blah....... What a waste of time!
Connie
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I received this book from the "First Reads" giveaways. I really had a hard time finishing this book. Too many details, not enough real character development. Plot line was confusing at times.
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