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« "The Abstinence Teacher" by Tom Perrotta | Main | Like Mother, Like Daughters? »

January 29, 2011

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sheila

Gayle. I couldn't agree with you more. I read this book just a few weeks ago and I really really wanted to like it as I am such a huge fan of Waldman. I was really looking forward to the townie versus wealthy family dynamic, but never felt like it was explored sufficient or realistically, and I thought some of what happened just silly. That being said, there were passages that I really enjoyed reading. I will definitely try another of hers!

p.s I notice you are listening to Sag Harbor. I will be very curious to hear your thoughts!

nomadreader (Carrie)

I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. I admired the restraint Waldman used in telling the story. It was a book I liked more and more as it went on. I haven't read her other novels, but knowing you enjoyed Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, I'll start there. I also have a copy of Bad Mother I've been meaning to read for far too long. I think part of my enjoyment of this novel was happenstance. I picked it up from my pile of ARCs to read in the pool one day, and although I moved inside when it got dark, read the entire novel in one afternoon.

Gayle

@Sheila - Totally agree with YOU! It just didn't fulfill its potential. As for Sag Harbor - I am about 25 pages in (on audio). It's interesting. Not what I expected.

@Nomadreader - I am impressed that you read this all in one afternoon! I am glad you liked it. You'll like LAOIP too.

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