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A Soft Place to Land: A Novel

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Susan Rebecca White

"<I>A Soft Place to Land is a beautiful story of the complicated love between two sisters. It's smart, funny, moving and wise. I simply did not want to put it down. If you have a sister, you're going to miss her, and if you don't … see full wiki

Author: Susan Rebecca White
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Touchstone Books
2 reviews about A Soft Place to Land: A Novel
review by . May 18, 2010
I'm not exactly sure why this book lacks the "wow" factor that I reserve for a 4- or 5-star rating. The writing was good, the setting was very interesting (San Francisco and Atlanta, tony private schools, and Berkeley college). Current events from the period that the novel spans -- 1993 - 2009 -- adds to the realistic setting.    I do not always look for perfect characters, always doing the right thing, or who are like me, but I do want to feel drawn to them. Something about …
review by . May 16, 2010
This was a marvelous story of sisterhood and the ties that bind siblings together. As Ruthie and Julia attempt to deal with the horror of their parents' deaths, they are struck again by the bizarre terms of their will. As these two sisters grow up separately, they are forced to make painful decisions about the nature of their relationship and their relation to the past. This book was moving, at times even heartbreaking- a definite must read for the summer. The writing was strong and the characterizations …
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