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5.0 out of 5 stars Pick this one Up, 13 Jun 2003
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Picking Up perfectly represents why Kate Fenton is one of my favorite authors. She writes with real humor (not slap stick, go-for-the-obvious-punchline), sympathy, brutality, gentleness, ferocity, honesty, and authenticity. She has a terrific gift for language and flow. Lest this sound too much like the kind of book you had to read in school and hated, let's make it clear that she writes a darn good tale. She's not adverse to introducing somewhat preposterous situations (and there are plenty in this book) but the end effect is not farce, but simply some of the best plots I've read in my life. The protagonists are real and likeable - but far from perfect. You root for them to find their happiness. Dark secrets and shame abound, but so does laughter and love. Fenton does not receive the attention that she deserves, and you need to read this book!
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