Sarah E. (toni501) - Reviews

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An Underachiever's Diary
An Underachiever's Diary
Author: Benjamin Anastas
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 4/29/2007


brilliantly funny...for anyone who ever thought that they never quite measured up


Astrid and Veronika
Astrid and Veronika
Author: Linda Olsson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 125
Review Date: 3/18/2007


Veronika, a young writer, moves to a small village in Sweden to come to terms with the tragic loss of her fiance and complete her novel. Veronika meets Astrid, her elderly and reclusive neighbor, and an unlikely friendship begins. Astrid helps Veronika through her grief and reveals her own secrets to Veronika. This a beautifully written story of the sustaining power of female friendship.


The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul
Author: Asne Seierstad, Ingrid Christophersen (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 299
Review Date: 4/1/2007


An eye-opening look at life in today's Afghanistan.


But Inside I'm Screaming
But Inside I'm Screaming
Author: Elizabeth Flock
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 186
Review Date: 4/1/2007


Broadcast journalist, Isabel Murphy, falls apart on the air in front of an audience of millions, and ends up at Three Breezes, a psychiatric hospital nicknamed the "nut hut."


Cage's Bend
Cage's Bend
Author: Carter Coleman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 8
Review Date: 4/29/2007


Thoroughly engrossing book that follows the lives of Cage, Nick, and Harper through childhood and adolescence and into adulthood. It tells how tragedy causes the breakdown of this southern family.


Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven
Author: Fannie Flagg
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 123
Review Date: 5/6/2007


Funny, sweet, typical Fannie Flagg. I loved octogenarian Mrs. Elner Shimfissle. I want to be Mrs Elner Shimfissle when I grow up.


The City of Falling Angels
The City of Falling Angels
Author: John Berendt
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 105
Review Date: 3/18/2007


Another true mystery story by John Berendt, the author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. This story centers around the burning of the Fenice Theater in Venice, Italy. It reads like "lifestyles of the rich and famous."


Dancing at the Harvest Moon
Dancing at the Harvest Moon
Author: K. C. McKinnon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 37
Review Date: 4/1/2007


Maggie McIntyre, dumped by her husband of 20 years, returns to Little Bear Lake to reopen the Harvest Moon dance hall and recapture the woman she was--where she met and fell in love with Robbie McIntyre all of those years earlier--where she meets her new love.


The DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS : THE DANGEROUS LIVES OF ALTAR BOYS
Review Date: 4/29/2007


brilliantly written coming-of-age story


Divining Rod : A Novel
Divining Rod : A Novel
Author: Michael Knight
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 4/29/2007


Southern setting for a tale of adultery, love and murder.


House of Sand and Fog
House of Sand and Fog
Author: Andre Dubus III
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 806
Review Date: 4/29/2007


Kathy Nicolo loses her house through a bureaucratic mistake to an Iranian immigrant. Their struggle over the house have tragic consequences.


In the Time of the Butterflies
In the Time of the Butterflies
Author: Julia Alvarez
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 153
Review Date: 5/6/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Wonderful book about four sisters growing up in the Dominican Republic during the reign of the dictator Trujillo. They grow from young girls to revolutionaries to heroes to martyrs during the course of the novel.


The Jane Austen Book Club
The Jane Austen Book Club
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 503
Review Date: 3/18/2007


I bought the book because of the title. I've always loved Jane Austen. I loved it because I have always found it interesting to ponder why we read and how we engage with a book.


The Last Cato
The Last Cato
Author: Matilde Asensi, Pamela Carmell (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 5/12/2007


A blurb on the book says it "will do for Dante what Dan Brown did for Da Vinci" (James Rollins)--I couldn't have said it better myself.


Love Walked In
Love Walked In
Author: Marisa de los Santos
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 74
Review Date: 5/6/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A sweet funny love story...Love for a man, love for a child.


Lucky
Lucky
Author: Alice Sebold
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 1354
Review Date: 4/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A memoir by the author of the novel The Lovely Bones. It is the story of being beaten and raped when she was eighteen near the campus of Syracuse University, where she was a freshman. Fantastic.


Me  & Emma
Me & Emma
Author: Elizabeth Flock
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 205
Review Date: 4/1/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Eight-year-old Carrie Parker devises and elaborate plan to run away to protect her younger sister, Emma, from an abusive father. Great surprise ending.


The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 5391
Review Date: 3/18/2007


A story of betrayal, secrets, and guilt. Dr David Henry delivers his own twins on a snowy night. His son is perfect and healthy. His daughter has Down's Syndrome. He gives his daughter to his nurse Caroline to put in an institution, and she disappears to raise the child as her own. Great book!


The Myth of You and Me
The Myth of You and Me
Author: Leah Stewart
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 172
Review Date: 3/18/2007
Helpful Score: 1


This is the story of friendship between two 15-year-old girls that continues through college and ends abruptly when one of the girls betrays the other. They are separated for a decade, but circumstances lead one of the girls to search for the other. As Cameron searches for her long lost friend, Sonia, she learns that there were many things that she never knew about her friend.


Necessary Lies: A Novel
Necessary Lies: A Novel
Author: Janice Daugharty
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/1/2007


Cliffie Flowers, seventeen, pregnant, and accused of murders she did not commit, tells "necessary lies" to protect shameful secrets of her father's past.


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