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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Wonderful book

    Wonderful book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2004

    amazing

    an outstanding read, truly surprising, the intellectual depth yet charming characters combine for a truly worthwhile novel. Bravo Page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2004

    A Fine Debut, Well-Written and Wise

    The readers of 'A Blessed Event' are in more than capable hands with Jean Reynolds Page in her fine debut novel. The book covers rugged moral terrain that Page, much to her credit, makes no attempt to pretty-up, but presents warts and all. Darla and Joanne, the central characters, share a lifelong, twin-like closeness, and by the book's end we have seen both of them make bad decisions as well as good, arrived at through weakness as well as strength--but always with deep love. Their mistakes--and there are lots of them--are the mistakes that good people make when they understand the consequences of their actions too little and too late; when they long for things too much; and when they desire outcomes for each other that in reality can't be had. The pacing of 'A Blessed Event' is excellent, the characters finely drawn, the blending of flashback and present well-controlled and seamless, the story original and compelling. I strongly recommend this book as a brisk and satisfying read.

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