Book Reviews of The Essential Charlotte

The Essential Charlotte
The Essential Charlotte
Author: Libby Schmais, Libby Schmais
ISBN-13: 9780312311643
ISBN-10: 0312311648
Publication Date: 7/10/2003
Pages: 256
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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A very engaging book about a young woman who has just lost her mother, an sculpture artist who lived a very artsy, bohemian and dramatic life. Charlotte, the daughter, is very different from her mother and has now found herself in one of the most bizarre situations, orchestrated by her mother, yet. Her father, who she believed was dead, is alive and well and now thrust into her life in an unavoidable way. They must learn to live with each other, literally, and in this way Charlotte is able to heal in ways she never expected.
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This was a great book. I really, really enjoyed it. I could not put it down and read it all in one day. :)
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A great book .. a VERY easy read. I read it in a matter of hours. Enjoyable.
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Charlotte is a quiet medical researcher with a fondness for herbal remedies. Her vibrant, globe-trotting sculptor mother passes away and leaves some startling news in her will: Charlotte's father, long explained away as having died years ago, is alive and well. And as a condition to receiving her inheritance, Charlotte and her newfound father must live together in her mother's SoHo loft for an entire year.

As fantastic as the description sounds, this is an absorbing book with characters that are pretty believable and down-to-earth. Charlotte plays computer games. She takes a beginners' acting class and suffers through the work. She dreads finding a bug in her apartment, and sprays Raid like this: "spraying and spraying and spraying, the way people shoot people in the movies, over and over again, emptying their guns, way after the targets are dead..."

An enjoyable read.