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A really good read, especially haunting if you are a mother
on 17 April 2000
Very well written, with characters that you can sympathise with, detest and love at different stages of the book.
When I ordered the book I did not realise that it had now been made into a film. The cover showed Michelle Pfeiffer playing the main character of Beth, and once I began reading could not imagine anyone else better cast for this role.
I agree with the first reviewer that a lot of different issues are raised throughout the book, but it is not beyond reason why all this different things would arise in such circumstances.
I read the book in three days, it's tense, emotional, poignant and funny. Well worth a read!