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Review Date: 9/13/2011
Maggie O'Farrell is a beautiful writer. The story was intriguing, and original. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Review Date: 4/11/2019
Beautifully written story about the lives of people who use their power to attain their goals at any cost and how others are affected.
Review Date: 11/13/2009
I am a Joe Coomer fan because I love his characters and settings. This didn't let me down. It's a great story with people I enjoyed reading about.
Review Date: 2/8/2012
Helpful Score: 1
This was an interesting and rather sad story about a family struggling with many problems and issues, that could apply to many families, not only immigrants. It was often difficult to read because of the dialect (English pronunciations, not Yiddish) which the author captured, but made reading slow. The book was too long.
Review Date: 5/26/2012
This was a beautifully written book, but very difficult for me to read because of the gruesome details of the lives of the characters, and life in India at that time.
Review Date: 11/27/2011
This was a very strange book. As it progressed it became more interesting, but I don't think it wove the stories or characters together very well.
Review Date: 4/9/2014
I have enjoyed Chris Bohjalian's novels and so was interested in reading this journal. Some of the stories were more interesting and enjoyable than others, but all in all I liked it.
Review Date: 11/25/2014
I don't read a lot of mysteries, but liked this one because of the characters and the story, which kept my interest, and not a lot of graphic descriptions.
Review Date: 10/3/2011
Beautifully written, but too long, and her characters often don't seem real or easy to relate to.
Review Date: 6/10/2011
I don't read many mysteries, but Elizabeth George is my favorite mystery writer, and this book didn't disappoint me. It held my interest to the very end. And her characters are very well developed, which is unusual for mystery writers, in my experience.
Review Date: 4/29/2012
I gave this book to my 3-year old granddaughter, and she loved it.
Review Date: 7/19/2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this book right up to the end, which I thought was weak. Still, I learned a lot about the times and people faced with the realities of war, even it they weren't directly involved.
Review Date: 8/9/2016
It was a good summer read and I came to enjoy the characters more as the story progressed.
Review Date: 12/29/2011
I was somewhat disappointed in this book, particularly many of the characters who seemed very stereotypical. But it was aa pretty good read.
Review Date: 8/1/2012
Helpful Score: 1
A well told story that gives insight into the experiences of people whose lives are very different, even though they live in the same country.
Review Date: 9/26/2016
This is a wonderful book. While it tells a sad story, it does so with great honesty and clarity, so that I could sympathize with her and all that she was losing, without getting caught up in too much emotion. It really described her journey in a way that made it so understandable.
Review Date: 7/14/2012
I loved this book. It's beautifully written and a great story. Very few books hold my attention like this one.
Review Date: 8/5/2012
I'm not a big mystery reader, but I do enjoy Elizabeth George because of her characters. Her stories are about people, not just murders. This was no exception.
Review Date: 10/30/2013
Fun and original stories. The first time I've read Ray Bradbury and I enjoyed his creativity.
Review Date: 2/24/2010
I read several Thomas Wolfe books many years ago and loved his writing. After many years I was happy to realize that I still love his writing. He is verbose, but his writing is so beautiful that I love to read it. His descriptions of people and places capture their essence. I highly recommend this book.
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