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Author: Ann Patchett
It's a winter evening in Boston and the temperature has drastically dropped as a blizzard approaches the city. On this fateful night, Bernard Doyle plans to meet his two adopted sons, Tip the older, and more serious and Teddy, the affectionate dreamer, at a Harvard auditorium to hear a speech given by Jesse Jackson. Doyle, an Irish Catholic and ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780061340642
ISBN-10: 0061340642
Publication Date: 10/1/2008
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 176 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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I have read all of Ann Patchett's books except What Next. This latest addition to her body of writing does not disappoint. It's a story of love and family, and also about politics, if you believe the information at the back of the book. She has an amazing gift for developing characters and also for telling a story that compels the reader to finish the book, all too soon.
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We read this book for our Book Club Discussion Group. Almost everyone enjoyed it, but all of us felt it needed some expansion on parts of the story line and character development. We felt there were too many partially answered ?s. I recommend it, but would like to see the author take it more in-depth.
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Not as great as I hoped. It was very drawn out, I felt like it took forever to get to the end of this book!

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Loved the setting in my hometown, Boston. Quick, light read.
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This is yet another wonderful book by Ann Patchett. I loved her characters and how clearly they were delineated. It brings up many modern issues, but all of them are told and resolved within a fascinating family.
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An excellent, absorbing tale. Wonderfully drawn, interesting characters. Highly recommended

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