Jayne M. (denreads) - Reviews

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The Blind Assassin
The Blind Assassin
Author: Margaret Atwood
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/10/2008


Great book.Three stories in a story . Great timepiece centering around sisters,a lover, rough marriage, manipulation. Had a very hard time putting it down.


Bold Spirit : Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America
Review Date: 7/23/2007
Helpful Score: 2


True story about a woman and her daughter who walked across america in 1876.Story is written from newspaper articles and accounts. A peek into what it was like being a more liberated woman in that time. Excellent book


The Death of Vishnu
The Death of Vishnu
Author: Manil Suri
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 9/5/2009


A peek at life (and death) in Bombay. The lives of several people living in an apt. complex unfold as one of them lays dying on a stairway. A man who has lost his wife,teenage lovers, couples, and merchants. Very good


Drastic : Stories
Drastic : Stories
Author: Maud Casey
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/21/2007


Very good book of short stories. Endings leave you guessing.


Drowning Ruth
Drowning Ruth
Author: Christina Schwarz
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/26/2007
Helpful Score: 2


I loved this book.It kept my interest to the end and was one of those books that is hard to put down.


Ellen Foster
Ellen Foster
Author: Kaye Gibbons
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/6/2009


this is a great book written in the words of an 11 yo who is dealing with a dysfunctional family andother peoples opinions.


A Farewell to Arms
A Farewell to Arms
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/15/2007


Always a good book to read


Five Minute Mysteries: 37 Challenging Cases of Murder and Mayhem for You to Solve
Review Date: 4/15/2007


gOOD WAY TO PASS TIME AND GET YOUR MIND WORKING.


The Flamboyant
The Flamboyant
Author: Lori Marie Carlson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 8/12/2007


This is a great book about a woman who grew up in the early 1900's.She grows up in New York and then in Puerto Rico. Lenora is faced with the decision of being a liberated woman,following her dream of aviation or loving a man and becoming domesticated. The book is filled with so much more though ;life in Puerto Rico on a plantation,what it was like to chase a dream that many women would not do in the early 1900's. Very good novel


The Gilded Chamber : A Novel of Queen Esther
The Gilded Chamber : A Novel of Queen Esther
Author: Rebecca Kohn
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/10/2007


This is one of those books you can't put down,based on historical information of Queen Esther. The author has created a great narrative about what her life could have been like. A jewish orphan taken from her homeland because she was a virgin and trained to become a concubine . Great story


How to Be Lost
How to Be Lost
Author: Amanda Eyre Ward
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/18/2009


This book is about relationships between sisters,spouses and lovers, friends and parents.How a family deals with a very traumatic event. Great story and great ending


In My Sister's Country
In My Sister's Country
Author: Lise Haines
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/10/2009


This is good book about a young girls relationship primarily with her sister which having sisters is always an interesting relationship. It also is about the girl trying to find out about what went wrong with her family and how she deals with the life she has been given.
Great for vacation reading


In The Shadow Of The Ark
In The Shadow Of The Ark
Author: Anne Provoost
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/15/2008
Helpful Score: 2


This is an excellent book about what might have happened at the time of Noahs Ark. Written in the same way as 'The Red Tent'


Indiscretion
Indiscretion
Author: Charles Dubow
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/14/2013


Great ending. I did not expect it. Was a page turner for me. The story follows the lives of a couple and relationships.


Lighthousekeeping
Lighthousekeeping
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/28/2009
Helpful Score: 1


This is a great story about a girl who is left orphan but finds a home with an old man in a lighthouse. Through him she learns about the telling stories,life and love. This is all done by an author who always has many twists and turns to her stories. She often brings in a bit of history and nothing is as it seems. I love her writing


The Means of Escape
The Means of Escape
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 8/25/2007


This is a great book of 10 short stories by Penelope Fitzgerald.Ms. Fitgeralds' books have won many awards and this is her only book of short stories. Her stories that I have read are about people in a moment of their lives. The endings are just endings.Not necessarily happy or sad,but just the end of that story


The Memory Keeper's Daughter
The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Author: Kim Edwards
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/29/2008
Helpful Score: 1


I thought this was a very good book.Held my attention.People quite often do crazy things that are not right because of their past experiences and their love for someone.


Mirror Mirror
Mirror Mirror
Author: Gregory Maguire
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/16/2008
Helpful Score: 1


A very interesting take on Snow White. Although I liked "Wicked' better this one was good. Interesting view of the dwarves.


Native Tongue
Native Tongue
Author: Carl Hiaasen
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/15/2008


Another great Carl Hiassen book.Takes place in Florida. This is his take on the amusement park tourist trap.


No Great Mischief
No Great Mischief
Author: Alistair MacLeod
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 4/17/2008


Excellent book about family loyalty. Knowing your heritage. It follows a young boy to his adulthood. his recollections of his people who were loggers,miners,drinkers, adventurers but always a family or clan.


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