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Emily, Alone

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful and insightful

This book was slow because it puts you squarely in the mind of a middle class aging woman. I was especially moved that a male author could capture this phase of motherhood with such insight and compassion. If your parents are 70+ this will give you insights and leave yo...
This book was slow because it puts you squarely in the mind of a middle class aging woman. I was especially moved that a male author could capture this phase of motherhood with such insight and compassion. If your parents are 70+ this will give you insights and leave you uncomfortable but appreciative.

posted by Ched23 on July 15, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Don't bother!

This was one of the most boring books that I've ever read. Totally mundane. I kept waiting
for the story to get better...go somewhere...do something....nothing...all the way to the end. The only joy I got from it was from the last page because it was finished. I bough...
This was one of the most boring books that I've ever read. Totally mundane. I kept waiting
for the story to get better...go somewhere...do something....nothing...all the way to the end. The only joy I got from it was from the last page because it was finished. I bought the book in Nook form but had I borrowed it from the library or from a friend I never would have continued reading this dribble. Waste of time and money

posted by jfo24 on July 11, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    Don't bother!

    This was one of the most boring books that I've ever read. Totally mundane. I kept waiting
    for the story to get better...go somewhere...do something....nothing...all the way to the end. The only joy I got from it was from the last page because it was finished. I bought the book in Nook form but had I borrowed it from the library or from a friend I never would have continued reading this dribble. Waste of time and money

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    There is no "sample"...

    There is no "sample" to read, only leading pages. Disappointing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

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    Nicholas Sparks- Lite

    Instead of writing on young romance, this one is about aging, and sadly, the aged lady in Emily, Alone lives a life of tedium, one detailed to the max in Stewart O'Nan's novel. The Dick and Jane reader approached it for sophistication, but I think more happened with Dick and Jane. At least Spot ran. It's clear that I will not become an O'nanist.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 5, 2011

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