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Everyone Worth Knowing
Everyone Worth Knowing
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/9/2007


Funny & a great read


Everything Is Illuminated
Everything Is Illuminated
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1


Couldn't handle it. Couldn't get through it.


A Factory of Cunning
A Factory of Cunning
Author: Philippa Stockley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/23/2007


This book is boring and unwieldly....not a good read by any standards.


My Dream of You
My Dream of You
Author: Nuala O'Faolain
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/6/2006
Helpful Score: 5


The heroine, Kathleen de Burca, is an Irish travel writer living in London. Estranged from her homeland and her family, pushing 50 but still living in the same dingy basement flat that's been her home for two decades, Kathleen's is a life gone "even and dry." Love has been her traditional panacea: "I believed in passion the way other people believed in God: everything fell in place around it." But the only love that comes her way these days takes the form of grim, anonymous sex--and even that grows harder to find.
Oddly enough, it's history--her own, and Ireland's--that brings Kathleen back to life. Shattered by a close friend's death, she leaves her job and London to immerse herself in a 150-year-old divorce case. In 1849, according to court documents, the Anglo-Irish landowner Richard Talbot divorced his wife because she committed adultery with their ragged Irish groom. Or did she? The book Kathleen imagines writing about the affair is a classic tale of passion--yet her research turns up a more complicated story, even as love once again makes inroads into her own life.


Unwise Passions : A True Story of a Remarkable Woman---and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America
Review Date: 4/25/2007
Helpful Score: 4


Gets completely sidetracked in the middle. Kind of a snore.


The Year of Yes
The Year of Yes
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/11/2007


this is a funny and clever story of a girl looking for love in NYC. I really enjoyed this book!


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