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by Audrey Niffenegger
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Second Bookses
Second Bookses rated it 8 years ago
There's not much more disappointing than scoring a used copy of a book that's been on your TBR list for ages -- in hardcover -- and having it be less than expected, but that's what happened with Audrey Niffenegger's Her Fearful Symmetry.::: The Plot :::Identical twins Edwina and Elspeth have been es...
Bright and Bon Vivant
Bright and Bon Vivant rated it 8 years ago
Based on the reviews I had read, I didn't expect to like this book, but I really did. I didn't feel the emotional attachment that I had for Henry and Clare in TTTW, not by a long shot, but this book really made me appreciate Audrey Niffenegger as a novelist. It is SO different than her debut, and I...
Ciska's Book Chest
Ciska's Book Chest rated it 8 years ago
The authorAudrey Niffenegger was born in 1963 in the idyllic hamlet of South Haven, Michigan. Her family moved to Evanston, Illinois when she was little; she has lived in or near Chicago for most of her life.She began making prints in 1978 under the tutelage of William Wimmer. Miss Niffenegger train...
When Jade Eby Isn't Writing...
When Jade Eby Isn't Writing... rated it 8 years ago
Originally published at my blog Chasing Empty PavementsI had my doubts about Niffenegger's second book because I fell in love with Time Traveler's Wife, and topping that book was an impossible feat in my eyes. However, after I was finished with Her Fearful Symmetry, I was pleasantly surprised. It wa...
The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it 8 years ago
This book was not was expecting. Okay, maybe that’s not true. I didn’t actually know what to expect aside from it to be really good. Like so many others, I thoroughly enjoyed Niffenegger’s debut novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife. I expected to enjoy this as much as I did The Time Traveler’s Wife. Whil...
I'm Reading...
I'm Reading... rated it 8 years ago
I won this book by participating in the Back of the Book challenge, organized by Leeswammes. I chose this book from the list of the competition, and I am glad I picked out this one. It was an interesting and unusual read, with a topic that I wouldn't normally choose. Like the cover says: a dark a...
jennifermcbride
jennifermcbride rated it 8 years ago
An odd little ghost story. An unreal piece of magical realism--unreal because it's a British attempt at this genre. But it was a fun read
Punk's House of Books
Punk's House of Books rated it 8 years ago
amazing. a must read if you enjoyed Time Travelers Wife. make sure you have some antidepressants handy.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 9 years ago
Maybe I didn't like this because I read it too soon after reading Peter Ackroyd, who is one of those writers who is London.With all due respect to my GR friends who liked this book. I didn't. I can understand the attractio; Niffenegger can write, but I had problems that made it impossible for me t...
Kwoomac
Kwoomac rated it 9 years ago
3.5 stars. Story of 21 year old (sort of) identical twins, Julia and Valentina, who move to London as they struggle with individuation. Their own mother was one of a set of identical twins who has had no contact with her own twin sister in 21 years. She, her husband, and the twins lived in Chicago, ...
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