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Home Safe by Elizabeth Berg
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it was ok

I didn't particularly like the first book I read by Elizabeth Berg (The Pull of the Moon) but I thought I'd give her another chance. I wish I hadn't. Although I do like the author's writing style, I just don't like her characters at all. Helen Ames is so pathetically inept and ditzy that I can't relate to her at all. I mean, I like characters with weaknesses, because that makes them more interesting and realistic, but this woman is an embarrassment to the female species! Calling 911 when she has a plumbing problem? Believing (at age 59) that there are monsters under her bed? Constantly asking her adult daughter whether she has brushed her teeth? Not knowing how to replace a lightbulb? How did this woman ever get to be a successful writer? Sorry, but I won't be reading anything else by Elizabeth Berg.
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July 1, 2014 – Finished Reading
July 23, 2014 – Shelved

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