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Topic: "Cost" by Roxana Robinson...anyone want to discuss? **POSSIBLE SPOILERS**

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Subject: "Cost" by Roxana Robinson...anyone want to discuss? **POSSIBLE SPOILERS**
Date Posted: 3/11/2009 10:15 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2007
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Has anyone read this book?  I actually checked it out at the library because I was too far down on the WL and I didn't want to wait for the book!

I just finished the book today and I'd love to find out what others thought of it.

I was surprised by very little in the book but I still had a hard time putting it down.  The writing is poetic and lush and the observations on the human condition, especially of the elderly parents of Julia, were fascinating to me. 

I found myself not liking Julia much.  I wonder why the brother Ted was mentioned a few times and then never again.  My heart broke for Steven and I think the I liked Wendell the best of all the characters. 

Anyone else?