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Review Date: 6/1/2017
This book is a memoir written by someone who has had too many classes in fiction writing and not enough experience with non-fiction. She kept the themes about family and relationships running throughout the book, and described things in detail, sometimes minutely and excruciatingly. As a writer she is much better suited to fiction than this memoir. It was a really tough read. I did like the last essay added in the back at "A Reader's Guide". If the book was just a series of essays in stead of these long drawn out chapters, it would have worked much better, I think.
Review Date: 5/16/2016
The general outline of the story is interesting. The problem is that all of the characters are horrible people with no redeeming qualities. That makes you not root for anyone or care how the story line plays out.
Review Date: 2/8/2017
What an amazing work of historical fiction. The characters come back to life and you feel like you are there with them. The Grimke sisters were absolutely fascinating and it's always wonderful to know that what you do can make a difference in the world.
Review Date: 9/21/2017
Living Italian is a complete, step-by-step guide to the basics of Italian conversation and grammar. Includes 2 cassette tapes with 40 lessons, a conversational Italian manual and the common usage dictionary (Italian/English - English/Italian).
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