Barbara Gowdy

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (9 of 10)
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 212,225 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 10
The Purchase by Linda Spalding
The Purchase by Linda Spalding
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dazzlingly good, Sept. 29 2012
I can't praise this novel highly enough. It has everything I want in a novel, let alone a historical novel: a driving plot, vivid characters and setting, clarity, intelligence, authority, restraint. I challenge anyone to read the first page and not be caught. And it just gets better.
Home Free: The Myth of the Empty Nest by Marni Jackson
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I defy anyone to start and this book and not finish it. In all the reviews I've read, nobody mentions just how fine the writing is, sentence by sentence, thought by thought. I'm reading it again for the language alone, but I strongly recommend it for the insights. The title and subtitle don't really do it justice. This book is about way more than being a parent. It's about being alive.

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