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woman's face, this woman whose name he did not seem able to remember, the
skin turned very briefly dark, contorted slightly as though it had been slapped,
then settled back into the smooth, almost passively eager expression where it
Doughy skin, greying hair that stood out from her head in a sparse cloud, heavily
spotted hands wrapped around her thick cane. She sat as though she had been
sitting all day, and she was watching the painted Jakob the way another person ...
The grainy pitted surface that yielded bits of sand and dirt when your skin rubbed
against it. The slow-drying stains left by rain, urine, buckets of slops. The
vulnerable soft pad of naked feet against concrete floors. The cold sandpapery
bite of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
This is the second book by Matt Cohen that I have read. I read Elizabeth and After a year and a half ago and enjoyed it. I knew that I had this other book on my TBR pile and that I wanted to read it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bhowell - LibraryThing
This book was originally published in 1990 but was re-issued in 2007 when it was made into a movie staring Susan Sarandon and Christopher Plummer. It's a good read and not overly long, moving from a ... Read full review