Winner of the National Book Award: A Novel of Fame, Honor, and Really Bad Weather

by Jincy Willett | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 031242423x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 6/9/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, June 09, 2007
Picked up at a yard sale.

From the cover -
Set in Rhode Island, Winner of the National Book Award tells the story of twins who could not be more different. Abigail Mather is a woman of passionate sensual and sexual appetites, while her sister, the book-loving local librarian Dorcas, lives a quiet life of the mind. But when the sisters are sought out by the predatory and famous poet Guy DeVilbiss, who introduces them to Hollywood hack writer and possible psychopath Conrad Lowe, they rapidly become pawns in a game that leads to betrayal, shame, and, ultimately, murder.

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Westminster, Maryland USA on Thursday, June 07, 2018
Sadly, MaryZee passed suddenly in September 2012. MaryZee's daughter is now ready to rehome her mom's books and I was willing to collect and redistribute them to keep her literary legacy alive.

MaryZee had a lot of books on her BC shelves when she passed. I am planning on sharing most of them with other locals. But I am hanging on to a few that might be more appropriate for other distribution methods. From the looks of it, this might be a good fit if I revive the Bookish Book Box.

Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (10/12/2019 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA


This book is part of the Bookish Book Box being circulated in memory of MaryZee, who was a passionate Bookcrosser and sadly died in September 2012. Hopefully it will cross the path of someone who will enjoy it.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I'm claiming this softcover from the Bookish Book Box in Memory of MaryZee. I'm pleased to be able to keep some of her books moving!

I'd enjoyed Willett's dark humor in Jenny and the Jaws of Life, but I wasn't blown away by this one. The premise, twin sisters who both find themselves being courted by a new man in town, leads to psychological abuse and jealousy and other goings-on, and while there were some humorous bits and some very deftly drawn scenes, I found that the characters didn't interest me much. At the end there was a pretty riveting finale - or make that several finales, as every time I thought I'd reached one there was another one - but overall it's not my cup of tea.

Released 1 mo ago (11/3/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, Cornwall Elementary School in Cornwall On Hudson, New York USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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