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Posted August 18, 2010
I liked this story a lot: It is sharp and funny, yet warm and loving. I know this is a big contradiction, but the writer really made it work for me. It is an easy read, but do not confuse that with shallow: Beverly Olevin has a very good eye for details, an excellent ear for dialogue - and a big heart, she would never let her characters - or her readers! - down.
At the end, I was even hoping for a sequel, because these people - whom I didn't fall in love with right away, one too selfish, one too crazy, one too dull - had changed in such an interesting and rich way, that they had really grown on me and I wasn't ready to let them go... Go meet them, and you will like them, too!
Posted July 22, 2010
A haunting, compelling read. Ms. Olevin reveals to us the souls of three unforgettable characters on unpredictable paths - with surprises at every turn. Engrossing and timely. Do yourself a favor and read this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 27, 2010
I love the multiple first-person voices, it makes the story so intimate and the characters come alive. Wonderful writing style, economic and rich at the same time. I highly recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 29, 2010
Beverly has crafted a provocative story about complex sibling relationships and how they develop, deconstruct and then reconstruct themselves. From the very first chapter, I was drawn into the stories of Florence, Peter and Sara. The characters felt real to me as did the Seattle setting. Beverly does an excellent job of using details to help the reader discover each of the characters and their differing points of view on Florence's breakdown, their relationships with their mother, and how they view their places in the world. I felt that I could relate to each of these characters at one time or another during the novel and appreciated Beverly's effortless writing style in bringing them to life. In the end its hope that binds these characters together which is something we can all use a little bit more of these days.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2010
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