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Rise and Shine
Rise and Shine
Author: Anna Quindlen
It'™s an otherwise ordinary Monday when Meghan Fitzmaurice's perfect life hits a wall. A household name as the host of Rise and Shine, the country's highest-rated morning talk show, Meghan cuts to a commercial break--but not before she mutters two forbidden words into her open mike. — In an instant, it's the end of an era,...  more
ISBN-13: 9780345505323
ISBN-10: 0345505328
Publication Date: 7/29/2008
Pages: 352
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The hearwarming story of two sisters orphaned at a young age. They are inseparable until one morning when the elder sister's life hits a wall. She is a star who does the unthinkable on the air and this story revolves around the repercussions of that fateful morning. Rise and Shine is a tribute to the bond of sisterhood. There are times when you will laugh out loud. This story is written with the sould of brevity and yet it says it all. I loved it!

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  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Rise and Shine was a quick and easy read for me, and while I enjoyed it, I did not love it. At times the writing did not appeal to me as the author interjects long descriptive segments into conversations or interactions between characters. While the author has an obvious gift for painting the picture of her characters and setting, this detracts from the story for me.

As far as the plot, it held my interest throughout the book. I enjoyed the obvious bond between sisters in this book, even though at times I disliked how both sisters acted; which overall made the book seem more real. However, some pieces of the story felt unrealistic to me, most poignantly the idea that a news anchor would have been persecuted to the extent that Meghan was considering the circumstances. I also didn't find any of the characters to be particularly likable, with the exception of Leo.

Having said all that, I would recommend the book, but wouldn't list it as a favorite. I enjoyed the story even if I didn't love it.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Enjoyable reading. Interesting people and situations however the loss of a marriage is universal. It took my breathe away to have Leo hurt.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Have you ever known anyone who just had the knack for saying things at the wrong time, they never learn to think before they speak? Here is the story of what happens when mouth over runs brain. I loved this story, it was something everyone does at one time or another, heaven forbid it doesn't happen at work. I liked the sisters that bonded so well, family to the rescue when the chips are down. This read was smooth and a left me feeling really good. Ms Quindlen is a wonderful author.

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Meghan Fitzmaurice (Primary Character)
Bridget Fitzmaurice (Primary Character)
Irving Lefkowitz (Major Character)
Leo Grater (Major Character)
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