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review 2013-12-11 19:38
Margarettown - Gabrielle Zevin

I'm not sure that I completely understood this book, but I don't think I was supposed to. This was a very clever examination of love, marriage, and the changes people grow through as they navigate their way through it all. My only quibble, perhaps the author tried a little too hard to be clever. It definitely has all of the markings of an early career work.

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review 2013-07-17 19:23
Review: Margarettown
Margarettown - Gabrielle Zevin

This. Book.

This book is everything I love in a book: it's completely engrossing. It's true while playing with "truth" and real while bizarrely magical. It challenges your ideas about what it means to tell a story, and who can tell it, and how it can be told. It's thoroughly quotable but mocks its own philosophy and symbolism. It's sad and triumphant and why are you still reading this review when you could be reading it?

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review 2008-03-31 00:00
Margarettown - Gabrielle Zevin Before I read this book I read "Elsewhere" by the same author. I really liked that book so I wanted to read more. Both books involve fantasy and journeys through people's lives. "Margarettown" is also a love story and the highs and lows that go with it. It's described as part memoir, part fable, part journey through the many worlds of one woman - that's a very good description that makes more sense later in the book. The story is written by the man in love with Margaret. I enjoyed it but it took me a little while to figure out what was going on. I guess that was part of the reader's journey and it did keep things interesting. I do like the way Gabrielle Zevin writes and will be looking for more of her books.
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