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Hill Towns

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

    Could have been better

    Ms. Siddons is a gifted writer, and I was excited to find one of her books, that I hadn't yet read. It's too bad she felt it necessary to pepper crude language throughout the book. As with other reviewers, I found this distracting, and it took away from the enjoyment of the book. In the end, my high hopes were dashed. I can only give this two stars, that being for her ablities and the hard work i'm sure she put into the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

    Wonderfully Fun Read

    I think Anne Siddons writes with great sophistication and has a wonderful way with vocabulary. Her descriptive material is absoltely beautiful. She chooses areas of the country; The deep South, the popular vacation seaside of the North in Maine, the poor mountains of Virginia, etc., and introduces you to the specific groups of people that will carry the story line through the book. You get insight into a culture that you might not otherwise have had an opportunity to get to know.
    I enjoyed this book especially in my personal ability to relive the travels thru Italy. Again, I mostly enjoyed the wonderful descriptions of the cities, the countryside, the museums, her impressions of the culture, food and art, as visitor to all the places I was familiar with. It brought back wonder memories.
    I read her COLONY and found the same use of language that I very much enjoyed. I also enjoyed meeting this cast as it was so different from the group in Hill Town. I find her books a relaxing and fun read. I have just started Fox's Earth. This book seems a little bit heavier. But again, the language is wonderfully flowing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008

    Hill Towns Review

    I am about 3/4 of the way through this book and have greatly enjoyed it. It is one of Ms Siddons best yet. Hill Towns has been the only one so far that has been out of print so had to order through Barnes&Noble 'used' section. Her writing makes you feel like you are in Italy with the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2004


    Not only was this book a realistic story of how personal growth can upset a relationship's applecart, it made me want to go to Italy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2003

    The Author Tries Too Hard

    This was a book that tried way too hard to shock people. In fact, the author took so many cheap shots that it was kind of pathetic. The main character, Catherine, is afraid of bridges because her parents used to put her in the back seat of their car and have sex on bridges. Wow, am I supposed to be shocked? Her shrink is a lesbian. Am I supposed to be shocked again? I came away just feeling rather cheated.

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