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The Woman Upstairs

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

This is a book that made me ponder about the things that are imp

This is a book that made me ponder about the things that are important. Nora is a character that you can relate to (even if you don't have a budding artist inside you). 
The themes are contemporary, but not cliched. The writing is amazing. Not sure what the one reviewer...
This is a book that made me ponder about the things that are important. Nora is a character that you can relate to (even if you don't have a budding artist inside you). 
The themes are contemporary, but not cliched. The writing is amazing. Not sure what the one reviewer meant about pedantic--because it is exactly the opposite of that. 
So sad to see this book with a 3 stars because of it. I'm a librarian and I know what I'm talking about. 

posted by Mamma_Librarian on May 4, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

 This is a depressing tale of a disturbed middle aged woman who

 This is a depressing tale of a disturbed middle aged woman who whines.The  tempo is like wading through mud and as she slogs
along she brings up her mothers death in almost every chapter and you want to shake her out of her past.It is a tedious book that cries out
.&qu...
 This is a depressing tale of a disturbed middle aged woman who whines.The  tempo is like wading through mud and as she slogs
along she brings up her mothers death in almost every chapter and you want to shake her out of her past.It is a tedious book that cries out
."let it end".Forget it.
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posted by 3274574 on May 7, 2013

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  • Posted June 14, 2013

    A good read but not as good as I had hoped

    I'm not sure if I would recommend this book to my friends or not. It is a book that will capture your attention with her anger in the beginning of the book. However the woman I met in the beginning of the book was not at all the woman who remained throughout the telling of her story. Her anger didn't strike a balance with the ending. I really did think we were reading about two very different people.

    Now that I'm sitting here thinking about a book that I read maybe a month ago I am finding some other things that didn't add up with the character the author introduced us to.

    It is not a bad read but it isn't a great read. I kept looking for that woman to return. Even as the book ended I waited for that woman. She was something special.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    Didn'a pedantic writing style

    Didn'a pedantic writing style

    1 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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