Cheryl G. (scrappycat) - Reviews

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Alice I Have Been
Alice I Have Been
Author: Melanie Benjamin
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/30/2013


This is a historical novel about Alice Liddell Hargreaves, who was the real Alice of Alice in Wonderland. It follows her life from the time she is seven years old until she nears her 81st birthday. It's a well-written, interesting story that I thoroughly enjoyed.


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Author: Dan Chaon
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/30/2013
Helpful Score: 1


This was a pretty unusual story. It follows three different sets of characters, and it's a long time before you learn how they are related, but you eventually do. Miles Cheshire is searching for his twin brother, Hayden, who has been missing for 10 years. Lucy Lattimore has run away from Pompey, Ohio, with her former high school history teacher, George Orson, a few days after graduation. And Ryan Schuyler has learned that his parents aren't who he thinks they are, so he walks away from his college campus to remake himself. It is very well written and I often couldn't put it down.


The Gendarme
The Gendarme
Author: Mark Mustian
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/30/2013


This is the story of Emmett Conn, an old man who suffered memory loss after being injured during World War I. But now he has a brain tumor, and he is having dreams that he is a gendarme, taking a group of Armenians out of Turkey. One of the Armenians is a young woman who captivates Emmett. But the war intervenes and they are separated.

I had never heard of the Armenian genocide before reading this book, so I learned some history. It was a good story and well written.


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