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Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
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Jun 14, 2012

really liked it

An almost-perfect beach read: literary in diction (so you won't feel your brain turning into Fruity Pebbles), soapy (accidental pregnancies! Secrets! Crushes! Inheritances left to the wrong people!), and empathetic (via shifting points of view, Sullivan conveys the truth that everyone's right in her judgments of other people and herself, but everyone's wrong, too). My only complaint is that the ramp up to the family gathering is so perfect, and so exciting, but the gathering itself falls a bit flat. Still, heartily recommended!
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Anne I love your reviews, Emma!

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