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Review: Maine

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  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

One reviewer calls this a comic novel. Although I laughed a bit here and there, I didn't find it that funny. Dysfunctional families are not amusing, not if you have your own. The writer tells the ... Read full review

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User Review  - LauGal - LibraryThing

The book had a good base story and excellent character development.But after the first 100 pages it got so bogged down in details,it just got boring. The story centers around the cottage in Maine and ... Read full review

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User Review  - micahmom2002 - LibraryThing

Was really looking forward to this book. Not only did it sound interesting but we often vacation in the area. The book had interesting characters but I felt that the story/plot never really took off for me. It seemed a bit flat and ended abruptly without resolving most of the family drama. Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Book on CD narrated by Ann Marie Lee Three generations of Kelleher women descend on the family’s beach-front property one summer. The four women around whom the story revolves have little in common ... Read full review

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User Review  - amanaceerdh - LibraryThing

A mix between a novel and chick literature, focuses on the relationships between three generations of women in a Boston Irish Catholic family told in each woman's perspective. Lots of thoughts on marriage and family. perfect beach read! Read full review

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book, which centered on the relationships between three generations of women in a Boston Irish Catholic family. For the most part the characters rang true, several of them ... Read full review

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User Review  - mcelhra - LibraryThing

fter reading all the glowing reviews of Maine when it first came out a couple of years ago, I finally got around to reading (listening to) it. I’m so glad I did. Sullivan shows herself to be an expert ... Read full review

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

Although I really love the way Sullivan writes, she did it again---the ending leaves me with question marks---wanting more and yet a little confused with what she meant with the ending provided. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - nomadreader - LibraryThing

The backstory: After liking J. Courtney Sullivan's first novel, Commencement, I finally got around to reading her second novel, Maine. The basics: Maine traces the story of the Kelleher family one ... Read full review

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