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The Secret Between Us
3.71
really liked it
Much like a Jodi Picoult book. Mother allows daughter with her driving permit, to drive home in the rain. A man runs out in front of the car and is hi ...more
Mar 22, 2009
Mar 23, 2009
 
The People We Hate at the Wedding
2.90
did not like it
I usually don't comment on books I don't finish but I really feel like I gave this one more than it's fair share of time having read more than half of ...more
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 13, 2017
 
The Party
3.40
it was amazing
A slumber party for a 16-year old ends in alcohol, drugs and disaster and community turmoil results. The host family's buried secrets surface as the m ...more
Jun 21, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
 
A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4)
4.20
really liked it
Another great Inspect Garmache mystery. The Morrrow family definitely shows that love takes many forms, some very strange.
Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
 
The Refugees
3.95
really liked it
Short stories depicting the experiences of Vietnam refugees: both those who have immigrated and those who were left behind.
Feb 20, 2017
Feb 20, 2017
 
The Story of the Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels, #4)
4.39
liked it
Final volume of Neopolitan novels: needed to be shorter; too much of a rehash of the same themes.
Feb 03, 2016
Jun 05, 2016
 
The Onesies: Winter (Totlandia, #2)
3.87
really liked it
Part two of the mean girls become parents attempt to gain admission to an elite playgroup for their offspring and thus ensure their success in life. V ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
 
The Onesies: Fall (Totlandia, #1)
3.23
really liked it
Mean Girls become parents eager to get their toddlers into the best playgroup and thus ensure their acceptance at the right pre-school, private school ...more
Oct 10, 2013
Oct 25, 2013
 
How to Be a Grown-up
3.21
liked it
Very predictable but still a good way to spend a day if you have want a good read that requires no concentration.
Aug 30, 2015
Aug 30, 2015
 
The Children's Crusade
3.53
liked it
Another dysfunctional family saga with a mother who is totally divorced from her children. And once again, the mother's point oof view as to how she g ...more
Nov 20, 2015
Nov 20, 2015
 
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
4.32
it was amazing
Even though I got a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, I would have bought it and started recommending it to ...more
May 06, 2017
May 07, 2017
 
A Man Called Ove
4.35
it was amazing
This is one of those books you want to get back to and read while at the same time not wanting it to be finished. Even though it seems some chapters ...more
Sep 08, 2014
Sep 08, 2014
 
Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
4.02
it was amazing
Northwesten history professor Kevin Boyle takes a relatively obscure and forgotten incident in 1925 Detroit and shows how it was a pivotal point in th ...more
May 13, 2015
May 14, 2015
 
Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue
3.13
really liked it
Set in the 1980's , the story follows the everyday lives of a divergent group of residents in a neighborhood of NYC's Lower East Side. Populated by Je ...more
Jul 17, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
The Slap
3.16
it was amazing
Glad I started this before the tv series began because I like the Australian setting better than the US though TV show after first episode was doing a ...more
Feb 17, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
 
Margherita Dolce Vita
3.68
it was ok
This starts out as a quirky but funny though satiric balck comedy as seen through the eyes of a young girl. But abou 3/4 of the way through it morphed ...more
Dec 13, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
 
The Windfall
3.58
really liked it
Enjoyable comedy about an Indian family as they adjust to a sudden extreme accumulation of wealth after the sale of the patriarch's business. First co ...more
May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017
 
A Place We Knew Well
3.64
liked it
Though this book contains a lot of information about what daily life was like for Floridians during the Cuban missle crisis, I'm not sure it conveys t ...more
Nov 09, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
 
The Promise of Stardust
4.07
it was amazing
Wow! This is destined to be a best-seller for book clubs. Lots to discuss but also just a very good read. Whenever you think it is becoming a bit pred ...more
Feb 19, 2013
Feb 09, 2013
 
The Ten-Year Nap
2.97
it was ok
Author seems to be trying to ride the middle road in this account of stay-at-home moms vs. working moms in NYC and misses on both sides. Bland.
Apr 27, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
 
Barefoot
3.77
liked it
Sappy but readable even though main characters all have very annoying traits. Two sisters, one a mother of two with lung cancer, and a friend go to Na ...more
May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Only Time Will Tell (The Clifton Chronicles, #1)
4.05
really liked it
If you've read other Jeffrey Archer books, there are no surprises here. Family saga told with cliff hanging chapters that are rather quickly and often ...more
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 06, 2013
 
Go Set a Watchman
3.31
it was amazing
Excellent portrayal of the South in early 60s . Definitely worth reading and in no way a disappointment.
Jul 24, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
 
The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman
3.43
it was amazing
Delightful romantic comedy that would be a terrific Woody Allen movie. Atticus Craftsman, son of the owner of an proper English publishing firm, is se ...more
Jan 28, 2017
Jan 28, 2017
 
Mother's Day Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #15)
3.88
really liked it
Another writer who follows a formula for her books but still turns out an enjoyable read with enough twists to keep you guessing most of the time. Mei ...more
May 09, 2015
May 10, 2015
 
The Awkward Age
3.31
it was amazing
Julia, a widow and mother of teen Gwen, and James, divorced and father of Nathan, area attempting to merge their households but find their children le ...more
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 09, 2017
 
Behind Her Eyes
3.76
it was amazing
Before starting this I had heard that the ending was incredible and that is an understatement. Page turner that begins when a divorced mom meets a guy ...more
not set
Feb 15, 2017
 
May We Be Forgiven
3.66
it was amazing
You don't really know the meaning of "having a bad day" until you read Harold Silver's version. A horrendous act of violence that occurs in the first ...more
Jan 25, 2013
Jan 31, 2013
 
Refund
3.56
really liked it
Don't dismiss this book because you don't like short stories. Each one of these is captivating and compelling reading. The story collection revovles a ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
 
The Divorce Papers
3.24
it was ok
I kept waiting for the this book to get started. It is the story of a somewhat contentious divorce told through the lawyer/client emails, court papers ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
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