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MAINE

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Everyone has dark secrets. It's why God invented confession and booze, two balms frequently employed in Sullivan's well-wrought sophomore effort.Alice Brennan is Irish American through and through, the daughter of a cop, a good Catholic girl so outwardly pure that she's a candidate for the papacy. But Alice, more than that, is an Irish rose, "one of the most special young women out there, just ... Read full review

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Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Kathy Weissman

Maine isn't a pushover; the state has character and gumption. That's why I love it. J. Courtney Sullivan evidently does, too, for she's located her new novel in Cape Neddick, near Ogunquit, where the Kelleher family has owned a piece of land (won on a bet) since 1945. Here the 83yearold matriarch, Alice, spends summers, irritably and sometimes competitively babysat by one branch or another of her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mmoleski - Goodreads

The ending? Never saw that coming! Read full review

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The ending? Never saw that coming! Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Normally I can't get into these types of fiction books, but I identified with different aspects of all the characters that I became pretty engrossed in the story. With Alice, I identified with her ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stacy - Goodreads

Apparently you can like a book while detesting most of the characters. With the exception of Ann Marie, who surprised me by growing on me, I found them to be a bitter, self-centered, mean group of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Modern, Vivid, Generational Drama Maine is a modern story that follows a Grandmother, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and a Granddaughter. An incredibly well-written women's saga with rich and vivid ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

This was definitely a judge-a-book-by-its-cover purchase for me at the San Francisco airport. This was fine and went quickly, but I should continue to remind myself that I know better than to choose ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kellie Coates - Goodreads

Sullivan is a MASTER AT CREATING CHARACTERS....but I hated them all. Each of the women depicted in this novel were victims of nothing but their horrible choices in life. Worse, I spent this journey ... Read full review

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User Review  - Abs - Goodreads

I don't know about this. I know there are families that could relate to Alice and her crazy family, but it's not something I know too much about. It's really about the older generation's Catholicism ... Read full review

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