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Michelle Brafman

Autor(a) de Bertrand Court

3+ Works 119 Membros 32 Críticas

About the Author

Michelle Brafman is the author of Washing the Dead. Her work has also appeared in The Washington Post, Tablet, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Slate, the minnesota review, and elsewhere. She teaches at the Johns Hopkins University MA in Writing Program and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland.
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Obras por Michelle Brafman

Bertrand Court (2016) 62 exemplares, 16 críticas
Washing the Dead (2015) 54 exemplares, 16 críticas
Swimming with Ghosts: A Novel (2023) 3 exemplares

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Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I really wanted to enjoy this book. I typically like to read about lives of people and a family and how they weave into one another without even knowing that they do so. But, this one did not keep my interest. There was a lot of focus on religion, not that it was a religious book...just too many mentions of it for me. I also found the characters needing more depth or assistance. They seemed fairly flat or concerned with themselves. I typically understand that in a book about individuals, but the characters just didn't have enough "glow" about them for me.… (mais)
gkmiller4 | 15 outras críticas | Dec 9, 2017 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I enjoyed this book of interconnected short stories. Perhaps one of the reasons many readers found this book confusing and unsatisfying is because they were reading it as a straight novel. This has been marketed as a novel, and I think if it had been presented as short stories, it would make more sense to readers. Apparently, many of the "chapters" had been published separately, so it's no surprise that some find them a little disconnected. Once again, faulty marketing seems to be the big problem here. These are well-written stories that amount to far more than the "gossipy rich people in a suburb" description on the back of the book.… (mais)
vanderschloot | 15 outras críticas | May 30, 2017 |
Sorry, but I found the narrative exhausting. Yes, the mother probably upset the daughter’s life but to carry the schism so long into adult life wasn't realistic to me. Found the details of Orthodox Judaism interesting.
LindaB8 | 15 outras críticas | Dec 19, 2016 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
I won this books from library thing. I found it hard to connect to all of the characters and didn't think they stories flowed together. I did end up liking this book but not fully loving it.
sophapoll | 15 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2016 |

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