Reviews - Ann B. (Scituated)

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About a Boy
About a Boy
Author: Nick Hornby
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2006
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"This is a great story about a divorced, suicidal single mother trying to raise a shy, but gifted pre-teenage boy, who's looking for male role models wherever he can get them."


According to Queeney
According to Queeney
Author: Beryl Bainbridge
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 9/28/2006


"Beryl Bainbridge's historical fictional account of the last 20 years of Samuel Johnson's life will appeal especially to readers who have some background of the subject, but it won't shut out those who don't."


Atonement
Atonement
Author: Ian McEwan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 870
Review Date: 9/28/2006
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness -- brilliant"


Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Bk 1)
Bangkok 8 (Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Bk 1)
Author: John Burdett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 83
Review Date: 9/28/2006
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"A thriller with attitude to spare"


The Book of Salt
The Book of Salt
Author: Monique Truong
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 44
Review Date: 9/28/2006


"Paris in the '30s through eyes of Vietnamese cook for Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas"


Crossing California
Crossing California
Author: Adam Langer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 9/28/2006


"Chicago in the seventies"


The Dante Club
The Dante Club
Author: Matthew Pearl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2006


"Whodunit of unusual class and intellect"


Dead Ringer (Rosato & Associates, Bk 10)
Dead Ringer (Rosato & Associates, Bk 10)
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 170
Review Date: 9/28/2006


"Gutsy characters, smart repartee, breathless action"


Deception Point
Deception Point
Author: Dan Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 1704
Review Date: 9/28/2006


"A shocking scientific discovery. A conspiracy of staggering brilliance"


The Giver (Giver, Bk 1)
The Giver (Giver, Bk 1)
Author: Lois Lowry
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 923
Review Date: 9/28/2006
15 member(s) found this review helpful.


"The Giver deals with important issues including individuality, diversity, and euthanasia. The book is classified as young adult literature, but the novel appeals to readers of all ages. I found it powerful and provocative"


Idlewild
Idlewild
Author: Nick Sagan
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2006


"The essential book for the MAtrix generation...a great read."


The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/28/2006
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"A portrait of family love and how it endures and changes over time. I found it deeply affecting."


The Namesake
The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 815
Review Date: 9/28/2006


"From Calcutta to Cambridge,Massachusetts...expectations of parents and how we define who we are."


The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier
Review Date: 9/28/2006
2 member(s) found this review helpful.


"Intertwined with the story of a musical friendship are reflections on how pianos work, their glorious history and stories of people who care for them."


Pope Joan
Pope Joan
Author: Donna Woolfolk Cross
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/29/2006
1 member(s) found this review helpful.


"It has all the elements one wants in a historical drama: love, sex, violence, duplicity and long-buried secrets."


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