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Anna Quindlen has written a few good books and a few mediocre ones. Whatever you think of each book what comes through in all is her skill at writing and her own experiences in life. This book is about a woman reflecting on her youth in a small town and how events played out with her family, her friends, her loves.Its about the choices she made and the opportunities that presented themselves. It describes the complicated relationships we have in our lives. There is nothing earth shattering in this book, so if you are looking for that don't bother. What this book delivers is excellent character development, excellent writing and a story that keeps you listening because you develop a "relationship" with the characters and an interest in how it all turns out. Our book club read it and we generally disagree on most books, however, 90% gave it a thumbs up and we had a great discussion. The narration was excellent. I am glad I listened and would recommend it.
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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Characters are single dimensional and predictable
What was most disappointing about Anna Quindlen’s story?
The depressing tone of the story.
What about Brittany Pressley’s performance did you like?
Did Miller's Valley inspire you to do anything?
Move on to a new book.
Any additional comments?
Not typical of this author.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful