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A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards
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Aug 31, 2012

it was ok
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Read 2 times. Last read September 11, 2012.

** I received this book as a giveaway **
This is one of those books that begins with a lingering question, a half-presented hook that keeps you reading to put the pieces together. Edwards has not only created compelling characters, but made an interesting story out of their pasts and present. I'm not one for first-person narratives, as sometimes first-time writers tend to get stuck in the "I...I...I..." format, but Edwards handles it nicely, peppering the prose with lovely descriptions while also masterfully handling the shifts from memory (fourteen years prior) to the present. The stakes are raised through to the end, however along the way, the characters grow soft, teary, and seemingly overfed; definitely a solid debut, but would like to see future works that weren't so reliant on the initial hook.
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Finished Reading (Other Paperback Edition)
August 10, 2012 – Shelved (Other Paperback Edition)
August 31, 2012 – Shelved
September 3, 2012 –
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September 11, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Saleem Khashan I stopped reading your review mid way (well, before the last 3 lines), I am coming to the third third of the book, and I staled. so in I come to see what you whom have read it say, and I found my self drowning in estrogen, you are the lowest rater of the first twenty or so raters, whom are all women by the way. This book is too feminine and I like women writers (oh wait I think I liked women singers) I am writing to say thank you for seeing the flows......

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