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5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for Joe - a great book
Waiting for Joe. Sandra Birdsell has crafted a masterpiece. She has created two characters you won't soon forget. Laurie and Joe made big money and blew it. Now they are living in a stolen, clapped-out RV on a Wal-mart parking lot. Laurie is an impulse shopper, a fashionista and home decorator, a collector of objects, the epitome of the shallow, media-driven,...
Published on Jan. 14 2011 by Joan Baril

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1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing
I had heard a lot about this author and one of her previous books, and was looking forward to reading this one. The first chapter got my attention but it was down hill after that.
Published on May 9 2011 by Love-to-read


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5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for Joe - a great book, Jan. 14 2011
This review is from: Waiting for Joe (Hardcover)
Waiting for Joe. Sandra Birdsell has crafted a masterpiece. She has created two characters you won't soon forget. Laurie and Joe made big money and blew it. Now they are living in a stolen, clapped-out RV on a Wal-mart parking lot. Laurie is an impulse shopper, a fashionista and home decorator, a collector of objects, the epitome of the shallow, media-driven, over-merchandized 21st century. Even though she no longer has money, Laurie is unable to stop spending. Joe, once the golden boy, alternates between fits of rage, self pity and the desire to leave. The couple stand in contrast to Joe's father, Alfred, a tough old bird who survived Japanese prison camps and is now surviving the indignities that arrive near life's end. Neither Laurie or Joe can stick to a plan. They live by impulse. But they are not cardboard cut-outs. They are real people with families, childhood histories, past tragedies and loves. This is a rock-hard book but fortunately, it has an up-beat ending. Written by Joan Baril
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1.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, May 9 2011
This review is from: Waiting for Joe (Hardcover)
I had heard a lot about this author and one of her previous books, and was looking forward to reading this one. The first chapter got my attention but it was down hill after that.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Author tires of story and gives up., Dec 1 2013
This review is from: Waiting for Joe (Paperback)
Big disappointment. The story draws you in to what seems like an be interesting story of life and it's challenges and disappointments,than the author gives up. Birdsell drags you into a literary lovemaking session and than leaves without a climax, not even a premature one.
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