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November 22, 2008


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I haven't read it or heard of it, but I'll be looking for it now.


I read the post by Josh Henkin a few weeks ago and went looking for the book. Found it through BN used books - very cheap. I thought it was ok. One of the characters is very disturbed IMO and aside from some mentioned therapist visit, it really wasn't addressed. That frustrated me. The writing is great, the pace - perfect. It seemed a bit dated but that didn't bother me. I'll be interested in other opinions.
PS I've been married 29 years and have 3 kids now in their 20s. So I'm not without perspective.


Gayle, if you send me your address, I'll send you the book. You've sent me some in the past : )

Joshua Henkin

Gayle, I can't recommend this book highly enough. I have only my one copy; otherwise, I would send it to you. I hope you manage to get a hold of it. I'd love to know what you think.

Joshua Henkin



When I read posts like this one, it reminds me to let you know how much I love your blog and what a service I think you provide to avid readers like myself, who are always searching for good reads. Other than the mild anxiety that sets in sometimes when I read your blog, because there are so many good books and so little time, I adore your blog and so appreciate the long hours you put into creating it. With gratitude.

Nancy West

I read this book years ago -- I think it was when I was in college in the late 1980s, or shortly after that. Although it's never been on my Top Ten List of Favorite Novels, certain images from it have definitely stayed with me over the years. I particularly like the author's depictions of the various teenagers in the book -- not only Dulcie but her boyfriend, her quasi-stepsister, and others. Definitely read it if you can find it!


I read Josh's comment on Book Club Girl, too, and immediately looked for a copy, based on his rave review. We didn't have it in my public library, so I found it in the used book section of B&N. It was only $1.99 plus shipping. I haven't started it yet, but it's at the top of my TBR pile.

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