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The Making of June

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
At first, June appears to be the ideal California girl-blond hair, blue eyes, a production assistant at a film company, and married to a hot property about to get his doctorate-but she abandons her home and job to follow her husband to Bulgaria. Within a month of their arrival, June turns thirty and her husband leaves her for a young local girl. As difficult as it is for h ...more
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published May 13th 2002 by Putnam Adult
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Carolyn F.
Dec 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have no idea why this books has such a low rating. Although some of the comments do sound a little moralistic and all against June. June and Ethan move to Bulgaia so he can work on his doctorate. This is a move from LA to Bulgaria so it's a huge culture shock for June. Ethan throughout their marriage has been traveling the world leaving her behind but this time she goes. During one of his forays, she has a one night stand with a friend when Ethan doesn't call her and is there with a woman he s ...more
Chris Birdy
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
It was probably me, but this was a tough story to really get into. Once that was accomplished, it was good. A young American woman moves to war torn Bulgaria with her husband who quickly takes up with a younger local woman. June is devastated, drinks too much and takes up with the local crime boss. The real adventure begins and through it all June discovers who she really is.
Barb Fay
Oct 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
An ambitious attempt to both characterize a young woman trying to find herself and explain the life and politics in post-Communist Bulgaria. Nicely written.
Apr 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
she cheats on him with a friend, he cheats on her with a maid, she cheats on him with a mafia gang leader.....

wasn't as good as i thought it'd be
this is the last book I read in the year 2007
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