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Review Date: 2/9/2007
Funny & a great read
Review Date: 10/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1
Couldn't handle it. Couldn't get through it.
Review Date: 5/23/2007
This book is boring and unwieldly....not a good read by any standards.
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.
Review Date: 4/25/2007
Helpful Score: 4
Gets completely sidetracked in the middle. Kind of a snore.
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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