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A Recipe for Bees
A Recipe for Bees
von Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen simmers and buzzes to a great pitch, 31. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Recipe for Bees (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I loved this book. I felt the characters to be extraordinarily vivid; timeless and alive. I didn't want this book to end -- and have been savoring the final few pages. this is a tale by a master storyteller, without the bells and whistles that accompany most popular fiction. yet I feel certain this fine novel will find an audience -- I consider myself quite fortunate to have discovered it, and will read everything else by this skilled author.....


Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self
von Lori Gottlieb
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen thought provoking, compelling, 27. Juli 2000
I admire this author's willingness to bare her truths, no matter how stark, and her unflinching honesty. I found myself nodding in agreement at our society's obsession with weight and it is easy to see how so many young girls and women buy into the idea that weight is everything. I read in it two sittings and was duly impressed. great first effort.....


Welcome to My Planet: Where English Is Sometimes Spoken
Welcome to My Planet: Where English Is Sometimes Spoken
von Shannon Olson
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen For Endurance, 17. Juli 2000
....look to Shannon Olson. Hers is a voice that we will surely hear more from, as she catapults toward the writer of distinction she is and will be. I'm only to page 49 and I had to set the book down and write a review, to spread the word on this exceptional debut. Her dialogue is crisp, funny and insightful (feh to Kirkus) and I was also touched several times, seemingly from out of nowhere. Now I must get back to my reading....Ms. Olson, I applaud this marvelous effort.....


Plainsong
Plainsong
von Kent Haruf
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 22,95

5.0 von 5 Sternen simply lovely, 15. Juli 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Plainsong (Gebundene Ausgabe)
a constellation of great characters, the lack of \pretense, a compelling story (several, actually) and a deceptively simmple style that is the mark of great skill. I loved the way unlikely characters were thrust together, and the development of these genuine midwest people into their best selves. A truly superb story by an obvious master. highly recommended -- it was a life enhancing novel, thank you mr. Haruf...


Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss
Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss
von Beth Powning
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen courage and hope, beautifully rendered, 2. Juli 2000
I too had a difficult birth, but one with a happy ending. My son had his umbilical cord wrapped twice around his neck and a prolapsed placenta ; it was an emergency C section and I will never forget it. This book touched me deeply in so many ways, and I feel it was an act of courage to finally express the unthinkable loss of a child. The woman next to me in ICU recovery had also lost her child, and I felt much the same as the author...wanting to comfort her but not knowing quite how to. I especially liked the way the author captured the sense of being shocked at the loss of control that accompanies birth (and motherhood). I recommend this book to any woman who has considered moving past loss into a second or third chance at the greatest experience : motherhood: with all of its terrors and confusions and poignant heart splitting moments of unbearable love and vunerability.....cheers to this author for transformming what could have been a destructive and bitter experience into hope and a kind of triumph......


The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions, and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor
The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: The Obsessions, Passions, and Courage of Elizabeth Taylor
von Ellis Amburn
  Gebundene Ausgabe

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5.0 von 5 Sternen elizabeth transcends even biographies, 27. Juni 2000
I was mesmerised by this book -- of course with all biographies, one takes it with a grain of salt, but I was most impressed with was how Taylor handled her career like a man -- how she was able to go on despite the pressures of her situation. the love story between burton and taylor shines through, and I think I understand a little more about love, even though theirs was a tumultuous one. she is a role model for people in the performing arts who turn their attention toward great and needdy causes, and I respect her immensely. long may she rule as the last star of hollyowood.


Getting Over It: A Novel
Getting Over It: A Novel
von Anna Maxted
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen a very fun and illuminating read, 22. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Getting Over It: A Novel (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Getting Over It is an impressive first effort by a talented author. She has a sharp wit and an unerring ear for dialogue. Her characters were endearing and memorable -- I recommend this book most highly.....


Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
von Helen Fielding
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen my vote is yes - a resounding yes, 6. Juni 2000
once again, ms. fielding has created a massively compelling and highly amusing tale of a certain class of mid-young womanhood in the millenium. I challenge even the naysayers to get through without laughing out loud. HOWEVER, this is a book for people who are able and willing to laugh at the foibles of love and dating; those who are not afraid to acknowledge certain values that the culture dishes out, and turn it delightfully on its head. she is a consommate storyteller and her ear for humor never falters. I very much doubt whether she would have rocketed to stardom had her gifts been less than noteworthy. I for one look forward to her next effort with enthusiasm.......


The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
von Melissa Bank
  Gebundene Ausgabe

5.0 von 5 Sternen simply wonderful, 6. Juni 2000
I thought the structure of this book was challenging and entertaining - I suppose for some it was like trying to connect the dots on a semi difficult puzzle, but for me, I just let the words carry me. Bank is proficient at creating characters that we may not agree with on a momoent to-moment basis, but she endears us to them nonetheless through her unique sense of dry humor and through her gift for dialogue. I see no reason not to heartily recommend this book to everyone who wants to go beyond the bodice-ripper category of romance, and hit the hard rock of wisdom and the cool benefit of reality. I was sorry to see the final chapter arrive.....


While I Was Gone: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
While I Was Gone: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
von Sue Miller
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 12,67

5.0 von 5 Sternen I have always loved sue miller, 30. Mai 2000
ever since THE GOOD MOTHER I have been entranced with this fine author. There is no novel of hers I would not heartily recommend; she is in the company of anne tyler, jane hamilton, and jane smiley in that she never dissapoints, alwyays creates frightening real, seemingly ordinary but enigmatic, multi-layered characters, and a plot that moves along like a brook. oprah has done an outstanding job in choosing this book....now let the masses consume the work of a subtle and masterful writer...


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