Book Reviews of My Russian

My Russian
My Russian
Author: Deirdre McNamer
ISBN-13: 9780395956373
ISBN-10: 0395956374
Publication Date: 6/1999
Pages: 278
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Interesting read about a woman who tells her family she is going on a trip with a tour group to Greece, but instead stays at a hotel in her town and watches her husband and son go about their daily lives. The book takes the reader through four decades of her life that led up to this time where she needs to make a decision about the rest of her life.
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I love this author, she has only written 3 books but the are great. A story of a bored middle aged housewife and her affair with her gardener and other unexpected events in her life. Great book.
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This book was so interesting. It's about a woman who feels unmoored in her life, so she pretends to go on vacation, but really disguises herself and spys on her own life (friends, husband, etc.). She is trying to understand how her life has become the way it is. The whole premise is fasinating. To become an outside observer of your own life to determine, without emotional attachment, if you really like the person you've become. There are some very funny scenes, but most of the book is about soul-searching and personal evolvement.
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I have to say, this is not the book I thought I was getting-my that I mean the story was very different from what I thought it was going to be. Having said that, I found that there were several 'stories' in here. I don't know if I could pull off all that Francesca does-it's much more than a story about a woman 'spying' on her neighborhood. The reasons she does what she does is more of a story.