The Whole World Over

The Whole World Over

Book - 2006
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The lives of pastry chef Greenie Duquette, her estranged psychiatrist husband Alan Glazier, gay restauranteur Walter, and several others pull together and push apart over a year that culminates in the fall of the twin towers at the World Trade Center, an event that will affirm or confound the choices each character has made.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006
ISBN: 9780375422744
0375422749
Characteristics: 512 p

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Apr 08, 2016

I loved "Three Junes" so was looking forward to another novel by Julia Glass. This was a disappointment. It's soap-operatic plot lines and overlapping stories seemed forced, not too mention too stuffed with digressions and reflections. A good editor could have pared this back by 100+ pages. And would someone please tape over the parentheses keys on Julia Glass' keyboard! The use of phrases and sentences set aside by parentheses was way overdone. How about a comma or a separate sentence? Jarring to the point of being annoying.

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Feb 08, 2013

Yes , Julia Glass is an extraordinary writer - I truly like her writing style . The book is too long , but it's good to see old characters resurface

jaelle Jan 17, 2012

Same author as 'The Three Junes'

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