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By Brattee on 03-24-13
if its by Wendy Wax, you know its Good
Would you consider the audio edition of Magnolia Wednesdays to be better than the print version?
It is easy for me because I drive 40+ miles one way to work. I like having easy reads to listen to on the way home from teaching. The only drawback is the voice level seems to change with each chapter.
What did you like best about this story?
easy read. It was slightly predictable, but I enjoyed being able to get to know the characters. I like the fact that these stories aren't all about 20 something people & women who are in middle age, facing similar struggles as myself.
What does Käthe Mazur bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
A different voice, adds another personality. Great Yiddish interpretation!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
I will have to think about this. Its not about dancing. Its about a family coming together through trials. Melanie was much more forgiving than I would have been. However, that's a good thing. The mother was a witch.
Any additional comments?
I think Ms. Wax needs to write a sequel. It also took me a bit to figure out why it was called Magnolia Wednesdays. When I realized, it was a silent " oh! I get it" ( aha moment).
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Kate on 01-24-13
Painful. And not in a good way.
What could Wendy Wax have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
The story line has promise, but it just goes on and on and on. I'm well into the second half and I feel like the story should be getting somewhere. But the main character, Vivian, just goes through the same routine over and over again. She doesn't grow or learn, nor does she seem to want to. As a result, the reader must muddle through her agonizingly bad decisions. There's one single thread of the story that I'm interested in reading the conclusion, but I don't think I can bring myself to continue the story. It's. That. Painful.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful