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reviewed Model Home: A Novel. February 23, 2011
Model Home: A Novel
A lesson of The Corrections seems to have been that the buying public likes a novel that tries to engage a broad array of American social issues through the lens of a disintegrating American family. Other …
reviewed Model Home: A Novel. June 21, 2010
Model Home: A Novel
I thought this story of the American Dream gone horribly awry would have a wry humor, but instead it was just overwhelmingly depressing. Everything bad that could happen to this family did, and there …
reviewed A Soft Place to Land: A Novel. May 18, 2010
A Soft Place to Land: A Novel
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, …
reviewed A Soft Place to Land: A Novel. May 16, 2010
A Soft Place to Land: A Novel
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 …
reviewed The Wives of Henry Oades: A Novel. April 24, 2010
The Wives of Henry Oades: A Novel
This book is based on an actual legal case of a man legally (though unintentionally) married to two women at the same time. The story starts our strong with a detailed look at the fateful decision of …
reviewed The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A N.... March 30, 2010
The Three Weissmanns of Westport: A Novel
With her trademark wit and empathy, Schine pens another hilarious and affecting domestic comedy, using the ageless bones of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" as a template.    The …
reviewed Delicious. January 31, 2010
Pros: Easy, non - challenging read     Cons: Predictable, could have had more depth and still been readable     The Bottom Line: An average holiday read set partly …
reviewed The Book of Fathers. December 19, 2009
The Book of Fathers
I decided to read this book mainly because my father is Hungarian and I thought I might learn something of Hungarian literature and history. I learned some history, and a lot more. This book is 466 pages …
reviewed Bitter Sweets. March 28, 2009
Bitter Sweets
Pros: Mildly entertaining, some good characters     Cons: Some not so good characters, inconsistent in style     The Bottom Line: Recommended as a holiday read   &nb …
reviewed Plainsong. February 21, 2000
Kent Haruf has created a book that is closely aligned to the works of our country's icons Edward Hopper, Aaron Copeland, and Robert Frost: spare, lean distillations of place and person that become quintessentially …
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Model Home: A Novel

Model Home: A Novel

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A Soft Place to Land: A Novel

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