Barbara B. - Reviews

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The Alphabet Sisters
The Alphabet Sisters
Author: Monica McInerney
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/30/2006
Helpful Score: 2


The setting is Australia; story of 4 adult sisters. Very well developed characters thruout the whole family; believable family dynamics. Funny and sad and a great story.


Barchester Towers (Barsetshire, Bk 2)
Review Date: 4/15/2006
Helpful Score: 1


author is Anthony Trollope; edited by Page, introduced by Kincaid, illustrated by Ardizzone


Blue Christmas
Blue Christmas
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/21/2007


Recurring characters from the author's series about Savannah and a cast of characters. Fun, breezy, always an enjoyable read with great feeling of location (I've never been there) and interesting, amusing people.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Author: Mark Haddon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/13/2006


wonderful accomplishment by the author Mark Haddon to write in the voice of a high-achieving autistic boy; you can tell he knows his subject. Clever, fascinating and revealing story


Gallows View  (Inspector Banks, Bk 1)
Gallows View (Inspector Banks, Bk 1)
Author: Peter Robinson
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/19/2006


London cop moves to the Yorkshire Dales expecting a quiet life.
Evocative of the Dales and the British


How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History)
Author: Thomas Cahill
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/3/2006


Subtitled: "The untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of Medieval Europe"


Isabel's Bed
Isabel's Bed
Author: Elinor Lipman
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/8/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Not Lipman's most compelling but still interesting people and fun read.


Letourneau's Used Auto Parts
Letourneau's Used Auto Parts
Author: Carolyn Chute
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/27/2006


author also wrote The Beans of Egypt, Maine


The Object of My Affection
The Object of My Affection
Author: Stephen McCauley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/31/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Very witty writing; interesting characters; good sense of NYC/Brooklyn


Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
Author: Roddy Doyle
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/1/2006
Helpful Score: 2


Wonderful story of a 10 yr old working class boy in 1960s Dublin; hilarious,poignant, realistic. Roddy Doyle's always a good read, very evocative of place and time


The Pursuit of Love / Love in a Cold Climate
The Pursuit of Love / Love in a Cold Climate
Author: Nancy Mitford
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/13/2006


Witty, and very enjoyable; 2 novels set in England with classic interesting Brits living aristocratic (and never dull) lives. Great fun.


Riding With the Queen
Riding With the Queen
Author: Jennie Shortridge
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/23/2009
Helpful Score: 3


Shortridge;s books are deceptive; easy reading but very complex characterizations. Great settings and the people are all fascinating with their quirks, flaws and charms. Read her other books also.


Rosie
Rosie
Author: Anne Lamott
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 7/13/2006


Anything by Anne Lamott is a great read. Thoughtful, interesting characters; this is a story about motherhood, and growing up of mother and daughter


What We Keep
What We Keep
Author: Elizabeth Berg
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 6/16/2006


well developed characters as usual from E. Berg


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