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Two Harbors

2.88  ·  Rating details ·  59 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Those who live in the isolated port town of Two Harbors, Minnesota, still remember the strange downfall of Lila Maywood-a striking beauty who abandoned her family for Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star. Lila's disappearance has defined the life of her daughter, Casey, left with only an autographed, heart-shaped headshot of her mother. When a big-city stranger s ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 3rd 2005 by Mariner Books
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Jul 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Themes of loss, abandonment, and obsession carry the reader through the pages of "Two Harbors." The characters are real and flawed, but with dimensions that show us their humanity.

Casey Maywood’s life has been defined by her mother: first by her larger-than-life mother’s presence, and then by her absence.

When aspiring actress Lila Maywood leaves the family, her daughter Casey is left with a huge hole in her world. As much as she loves her father, it was her mother who made her world colorful and
Jerald Wuorenmaa
May 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
This rambling and mostly plotless story would have been completely intolerable had I not read it in small sections over a long period of time. I cared little about the characters and even less about the conclusion - despite the book's loose connection to Northern Minnesota, which was the main reason I started reading it.
Marissa Marlborough
Jan 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Lame. I really wanted to like it but felt that the novel was too scattered, about too many different aspects. I don't really care about the protagonist and felt numb by the end. Also, many lines in the novel were cliche and silly. An easy beach read, nothing more
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Well crafted but the story got lost in the craft. A gloomy, heavy handed, perplexing novel, leaving the reader (or at least this reader) feeling let down and confused. The story never really took off -- I felt like the writer was trying way too hard to be Deep and Meaningful.
The writing was pretty, but I got bored with the plot about halfway through the book.
Oct 23, 2013 rated it liked it
The story line was a bit confusing. I wanted to read the book because I live in Two Harbors. It was neat to have the town I live in described in the story.
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KATE BENSON's fiction has appeared in the Hawaii Review, the Allegheny Review, and USA Weekend and has been honored by Seventeen magazine and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. She lives in Boston. Two Harbors is her first novel.
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