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

Review: Maine

Editorial Review - - 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  - 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  - Diane - Goodreads

I wavered on whether to call this a 2.5 or a 3. Living in the Boston area as well as having a cottage in Maine, the book appealed to me, however, I found the story to be a bit tedious at times and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emilie - Goodreads

I typically love these multi-generational sagas, and all the better if they take place on some exotic island or otherwise lovely coastal destination. The cherry on top is if they revolve around summer ... 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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