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12 Days of Books: Day 9

December 21, 2010

We’ll be featuring one short review a day from a member of our group from now until December 24 (excluding weekends) as part of our 12 Days of Books so check back daily! We’ll cover all age ranges, from baby through adult books. And at the end of the 12 days, we will offer one lucky reader the chance to win all 12 books to read yourself, give as gifts, or donate to your local schools or libraries. If you missed day 1, click here. Click on the numbers for days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8.

Today’s review comes to us from Erin!  

My Hollywood by Mona Simpson

Perfect for: literary fiction enthusiasts, fans of Simpson’s previous work Anywhere but Here, new moms and working women.

Why they’ll love it: This is one of those books that you finish, put down, and then can’t stop thinking about weeks later. This is beautifully written, thought-provoking look at the effects of children on a marriage, women’s roles in the workplace and the home, motherhood, sacrifice and the relationship working women have with their children’s caregivers. It wasn’t always easy for me to read it, but I want to discuss it with all of the smart women I know, which is definitely the sign of a book worth reading!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Rootsandsol permalink
    December 22, 2010 1:46 am

    This book sounds AWESOME! Erin, where do you recommend I pick this one up at?

  2. erin permalink
    December 28, 2010 9:08 pm

    Ruthie, I’ll lend you mine 🙂

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