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Any Bitter Thing
Any Bitter Thing
Author: Monica Wood
After surviving a near-fatal accident, thirty-year-old Lizzy Mitchell faces a long road to recovery. She remembers little about the days she spent in and out of consciousness, save for one thing: She saw her beloved deceased uncle, Father Mike, the man who raised her in the rectory of his Maine church until she was nine, at which time she was ab...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345477682
ISBN-10: 0345477685
Publication Date: 4/25/2006
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 98 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Helpful Score: 8
Moving story told beautifully. The relationships are believable, and I found myself relating easily to the characters and their complex emotions. I found that there was surprising depth to what seems to be a simple story in the beginning. Very simply, read this book.
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Helpful Score: 6
I thought this was a beautifully written story about love and loss. It's emotional, sad, heartbreaking, yet so full of hope. It immediately grabbed me from the first line and it was hard to put down. It's full of endearing characters that will definitely stay with me for a long time. I highly recommend this book. It's one of the best I've read in a long time....
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Helpful Score: 5
Absolutely wonderful and engrossing novel about a woman dealing with a difficult, tragic childhood. Her memories become more vivid following a debilitating accident, after which she decides to find out truths that have been hidden from her. Lots of surprises.
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Helpful Score: 2
A mystery of suspense and surprise. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Lacked an interesting plot, with poor advancement in the story line, and incomplete conclusion.
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I enjoyed every minute of this book. The characters are wonderfully described, so that I felt I knew each one of them personally. It is definitely a bittersweet tale, but one that was hard for me to put down.
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I have never written a book review before but I had to on this one. This by far was one of the best books I have ever read. Her way with words is amazing and the story was too. If I had a way to get this made into I movie I would do it in a heartbeat. I just picked up the book at goodwill because they are so cheap and I am thrilled that I found it.
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ANY BITTER THING was the January 2013 pick in my online book club, The Reading Cove. Unfortunately, apart from a few insightful lines in the opening narrative, I was bored stiff.

The writing style was awkward, and so was the relationship between the main character, Lizzy and the "bad samaritan" who came to her aid the night of her accident. There were also too many tragedies thrown into the mix and it wasn't handled in a very engaging way.

The more interesting story line dealing with Lizzy's childhood and her uncle the priest was told, rather than shown, in favor of taking the reader through the boring day-to-day thought process of Lizzy as an adult.

All in all, this was just a boring heap of tragic who cares. So if you tend to enjoy that sort of thing, ANY BITTER THING might just be for you.

I give this one a D+.


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