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The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison
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Jun 12, 2017

really liked it

There was something about this book which was just beautifully written. It's maybe not satisfying as such... so many loose ends, so many unsolved issues... a family still broken internally from the start and til the end... but that quiet sadness made the book powerful. Tilly was destined to be a tragic figure from the start of her own dialog... this would never have been a real reunion. Stella, for her part, gets lost in her dream of fixing, finds herself literally falling in love with her new family, making her seem far less complex and empathetic and more like a desperate romantic, but still carries a certain intrigue, her own heaviness of soul. She, too, feels unresolved at the end. But the overall mood here carried the day, and I was drawn in.

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Reading Progress

November 4, 2011 – Shelved
June 8, 2017 – Started Reading
June 10, 2017 – Finished Reading

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