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Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman
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Apr 06, 2012

liked it

It's not Bergman can't write, it's more that this book just didn't appeal to my sensibilities. The author captures everyday moments with a wonderful grace and the elements of her stories are unique enough to make me want to enjoy them, but when it came down to it I just couldn't bring myself to continue reading after the first half. From one story to the next the characters are so similar to one another (in the first half at least two of the stories were about veterinarians, they are always females struggling with life's problems) and their stories so true to every day life that I just wasn't engaged. The tone of the stories is genuine but flat. The shifts that take place are subdued and major in the character's lives but minor to me as a reader.

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