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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Karen Joy Fowler
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
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Karen Joy Fowler,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
Karen Joy Fowler,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780399162091 (0399162097)
ASIN: 9780399162091
Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 28/100: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
I never knew when I picked this book up that the identity of Fern was supposed to be a "twist" -- the review I read that piqued my interest gave it away, and that's what made me want to read the book. Ironically, I probably would not have picked it up had I not known the "twist" beforehand!But I am ...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
3.0 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
I'm not sure what to think of this book... It was okay. It irritated the shit out of me with it's big pretentious words that even my kindle dictionary couldn't help! The narrative style reminds me of someone I know who likes being "mysterious" and only manages to be irritating... she takes forever t...
Amanda Says
Amanda Says rated it
2.5 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Language does this to our memories--simplifies, solidifies, codifies, mummifies. An oft-told story is like a photograph in a family album; eventually, it replaces the moment it was meant to capture. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves is the perfect book for a book club. It raises question about ...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
0.0 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves; terribly good and terribly sad
When I started reading this book about a family member, Fern, who has evidently gone missing or died, I really liked how it didn’t start with how she had disappeared or when. The narrator, Rosemary, is Fern’s sister and she begins the story half-way through (running us through events that happen aft...
chryscymri
chryscymri rated it
3.0 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
This book left me with mixed feelings. I did guess the 'reveal' about twenty pages before it was divulged, but that's probably because I've read some of the non fiction books on the subject. I don't want to add more to spoil this for anyone else. But I found the rationale for writing the story hard ...
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