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The author of the book: Marilyn Sachs
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Edition: Doubleday Books
Date of issue: January 1st 1973
ISBN: 0385094485
ISBN 13: 9780385094481
Language: English

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I absolutely loved this book when I was a kid, but rerading it now I'm not sure why. I *think* it had to do with the discovery of secrets -- there was something very compelling in Mary Rose finding her aunt's box and going through it and being vaguely disappointed by the contents, but I think that as a child I both understood that a) the stuff in the box indicated a very different Aunt Mary Rose than the child Mary Rose imagined, and b) *didn't* understand that the child Mary Rose was ignoring/denying that. Of course it's tough reconstructing how me-at-10 felt about something that me-at-35 read, but when I was rereading it I had a great sense of surprise that the child Mary Rose was so 'dense'.

Anyway, the book itself is really well written; Sachs clearly knew exactly where she was going & how she wanted to get there. As an adult I was less interested in the mystery (which I remembered) and much more fascinated by the period-piece aspect of the mixed-race Ramirez family in early 1970s New York. Mary Rose's father is a Puerto Rican artist, her mother a white American dentist, and her maternal grandmother is racist as all heck even when she tries her best not to be -- although all the racism is aimed at her son-in-law, not at the grandkids. I hadn't remembered that aspect of the novel at all, and I was surprised & very pleased with how it was handled. I also liked watching the family settle into their new life in Brooklyn, and Sachs does a great job interweaving the stories about the past and the present to create a sense of who Mary Rose would become in the future.

I already have way too much to read, but I'm tempted to go on a Sachs rereading spree; I read everything I could find by her as a kid, and don't remember much about it, so it'd probably be an interesting journey.


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Why is she out! It must be endless!

JAMIE

This book will make you shudder, infiltrate, and change your mind about this crazy world.

RUBY

After this book, I look at the world with different eyes!

JUDE

Why do you ask me to drive a phone?

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Fantastic book!




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