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User Review  - Whisper1 - LibraryThing

This is such a stellar book that a review is difficult. Suffice it to say it is one wherein I want to tell my book loving friends to read it--just go ahead and read it! Those of us who are avid ... Read full review

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User Review  - Berly - LibraryThing

This book is a new addition to my most favorite books ever! I must have used about a half a tin of those little copper page markers, there were just so many poignant events and wonderful insights ... Read full review

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User Review  - SandDune - LibraryThing

'Why be happy when you can be normal?' asks Jeanette Winterson's adoptive mother (tellingly always referred to as Mrs Winterson, rather than anything more affectionate) on the day when, aged 16 and ... Read full review

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User Review  - freelancer_frank - LibraryThing

This is a book about the damage that parents (both real and adoptive) can inflict on children, and how that damage is carried through in adult life. It is full of insight, sadness, wit and surprises ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kali.Lightfoot - LibraryThing

I love this book. Having recently read The Book of Frank by C.A. Conrad, I am thinking this is the women's side of that story, and I liked them equally for different reasons. Read full review

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User Review  - janw - LibraryThing

I raced through the book so it must have been gripping but now that I've finished I think I understand Manchester and Accrington better than I do author Winterson's emotional state. Do you really ... Read full review

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User Review  - kingarooski - LibraryThing

This is a book that you'll either love or hate and I fell into the former category. As a reader, we follow Jeanette Winterson as she grows up in, what can only be described as, a dysfunctional ... Read full review

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User Review  - MochiMama - LibraryThing

Wonderful! I love her honesty. Aside from her narrative on finding oneself, one's home, and one's mother, I really appreciated her views on religion, working class life, literacy amongst the working ... Read full review

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User Review  - akblanchard - LibraryThing

Carlos Fuentes died in 2012. Here is a quote from one of his last interviews: When your life is half over, I think you have to see the face of death in order to start writing seriously. There are ... Read full review

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User Review  - yvonnea - LibraryThing

A moving and raw story of abuse, relationships, and the lingering legacy of the past. Wonderful writing. Read full review


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