Her daughter and best friend, for instance. Not even Genie can avoid the implacability of truth. And what of love? May 20, Carol rated it it was ok Shelves: This book served its purpose for me as a "time distractor" while traveling by plane - especially on one with a two-hour delay! Not exactly a high recommendation, huh?! I found most of the characters rather shallow. Each couple mentioned seemed to be mismatched to me. I had a hard time buying into the long relationship between the married basketball coach Mick and the divorced cardiologist Genie.
I also found many parts unbelievable - how the affair could last this long without the wife Karn k This book served its purpose for me as a "time distractor" while traveling by plane - especially on one with a two-hour delay! I also found many parts unbelievable - how the affair could last this long without the wife Karn knowing; why the coach would take a chance on taking his daughter to his mistress, where the wife would meet her; the "accident" on the bedpost; etc.
When the wife and mistress became friends, that was over the top for me. I did not feel that the relationship between the cardiologist and her daughter Claudia was very well developed. They just seemed to get together every so often. At least it was a fast read, and had enough in it to prevent a rating of one star.
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It did make me think about what this would be like in real life. I felt sorry for all of them - an unhappy marriage for both the coach and his wife; a waste of time for the divorced mom other than her weekly meeting with him. I thought it would have been a better read, had we not been told about the coach's death in the beginning. As an aside element, I was annoyed with some of the doctors' methods and philosophy of doing whatever it takes to make more money - that part was way too true and sad!
Oct 02, Gayle rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I adore Martha Moody. I read Best Friends right after college and instantly related to it. I felt that way about my college roommate at the time we were super close, but we were drifting in different directions in our lives. Office of Desire took me a little bit longer to get through, and in my opinion was considerably darker.
Sometimes Mine is the most recent book. It had a lot of the darkness that Office of Desire had. Genie is so lonely, and I felt her I adore Martha Moody. Genie is so lonely, and I felt her loneliness. I felt the unraveling of her life. There were certain plot points that echoed some from Office of Desire, which annoyed me at first.
For example, Howard's insatiable need to increase profits for the practice, but he was not careful about these decisions. But in the end, these plotlines were necessary for the end of the book. I was torn between loving Karn and hating her, even though she's the wife, not the mistress. And Mick - I did not like him. I think that his personality conveyed in the book was boring. All he talked about was basketball, and in the end that protected him from talking about his cancer.
May 10, Karen rated it really liked it. Jane, I re-read your review because it's been awhile since you read this book, and I agree with you on all your points! What a strange premise for a book, and it almost sounds like it wouldn't even be about anything, but somehow it's compelling. I hate when I'm supposed to like people who have affairs, but the two main characters were shown with all their flaws, and I never knew if I wanted to root for them or not.
I found the secondary stories about Genie's medical practice and her relationship Jane, I re-read your review because it's been awhile since you read this book, and I agree with you on all your points! I found the secondary stories about Genie's medical practice and her relationship with her daughter also well written, and as you said, right on.
The relationship between Genie and Mick's wife Karn got alittle wierd, and I'm not sure how believeable it was for me, maybe I felt that the author could have developed Karn alittle more so I could understand how she'd want to keep in contact with Genie -- because it was told from Genie's point of view, it was all conjecture. I feel like I could read anything by Martha Moody -- this third book makes me hope there's more coming!
Oct 14, Susan rated it really liked it. In this book, cardiologist Dr. Genie Toledo tells the tale of her 12 year affair with Mick Crabbe, a well known college basketball coach who also has a wife. They lead very different lives but get together every Thursday evening to not only escape from the pressures of every day life but also to be themselves for those few hours.
While Mick only belonged to Genie "sometimes," their relationship changes her life and she begins to take personal and professional risks out of her own comfort zone. T In this book, cardiologist Dr. The characters were endearing, and I believe they, along with their stories are more realistic than many may think. The story is sad but not tragic and the transformation and growth of the female characters makes for a very enjoyable read. Feb 25, Kath rated it liked it. Very realistic story where not everyone lives happily ever after.captain.dev.serkanozel.engineer/lily-la-rouge-or-the.php
Genie is a strong willed cardiologist, divorced with grown daughter - for 12 yrs she loves a married man. They see each other once a week for 2 hrs but this seems to be enough for her. Eventually wife finds out, Mickey ends up with cancer and wife and mistress come together at the end to be with Muck in his final hours. Book was a bit too "literary " for me and rambled in some parts which left me wondering at times, was she referr Very realistic story where not everyone lives happily ever after. Book was a bit too "literary " for me and rambled in some parts which left me wondering at times, was she referring to past yr, current yr???
Jul 04, Beth Gordon rated it really liked it.
This book about a mistress to a semi-famous college basketball coach is extremely compelling. If you're looking for plot, this book is rather weak. If you're interested in character development, there is certainly something there. I was always in anticipation of the subplots gaining more tread, which they never really did.
Jul 20, Tenna rated it liked it. It's hard to say that you enjoyed a book about infidelity. That being said, this book did keep my interest but I just wasn't left with a good feeling at the end. In addition, the subject matter of the illness hit a little too close to home for me so I couldn't completely enjoy this book. Nov 14, Debbie rated it it was ok Shelves: The last year of a woman doctor's 11 year affair with a married man is the focus of this novel.
It has a sad ending no spoilers here , but I felt the author never told me why these 2 individuals stayed together. The characters seemed only to be drawn on the surface, without much depth. May 03, Aline rated it really liked it. About halfway through this story I found myself wondering what the point was, why this clearly intelligent gal was so stuck for all those years. Moody's ending pulled it all together for me Aug 14, Danette rated it it was amazing. It's a good, quick read about a smart, sensible woman who gets herself involved in a situation to which most of us can relate.
May 27, Peggy rated it it was ok. I found this book to be confusing. The plot was based around an affair between an married college basketball coach and a divorced cardiologist. I found it rather odd how accepting the supporting characters were of their relationship. The college basketball twist was interesting at best. Jul 12, Coleen rated it liked it. I liked the Dr. Coach needed to be more honest with his wife and work on their relationship not just short change it.
The ending was not realistic but this is a work of fiction. Good story base, hard to keep with at times,. Apr 18, Elizabeth Schmidt rated it liked it. I enjoyed it - made me think about basketball and extramarital affairs in new ways. Plus the author is from Dayton and really a neat person.
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I'll definitely read more of her books. Sep 15, Jackiew rated it it was amazing. I liked her writing style Oct 05, Lindsay Murphy rated it it was ok. The main character is so selfish I couldn't stand her. There was too much sports talk. I stopped reading it. Sep 26, Sarah rated it liked it. Much more chick lit than I thought it would be. And I'm kind of confused by the ending I enjoyed this book a lot. While the second half may not have been very realistic, I think it was an unexpected and entertaining twist.
Apr 13, Lady rated it it was ok. I loved the first book from this author, but I haven't liked her last 2 including this one. There was way too much sports in this book. Oct 10, Leslie rated it it was ok. This story had the potential to go places but didn't. I was really disappointed. Well written but not a good story. Apr 25, Karen rated it liked it. An affair with a married, somewhat celeb, man that spans over a dozen years left me ofttimes bored. Last quarter of book more meaningful but, for me, not enough. Oct 31, Terri rated it it was ok. Not worth reading in my opinion.
The characters are shallow and hard to identify with. The whole premise is unbelievable to me. Very disappointed in it. The chemicals are not healthy for plants and animals around the mines. We do this so that we have the space to mine the resources we want. But sometimes, cutting down trees can be bad.
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It means that animals lose their homes. It can also mean that the soil is loose and weak because it needs tree roots to make it strong. Without the tree roots, there can be many dangerous landslides. Sometimes, miners spend a lot of time in the mines. They do this to help us get all the resources we want. But sometimes, spending time in the mines can be dangerous. If rocks fall or break, miners can get trapped.
If chemicals are not safe, miners can be in danger. It is important to mine safely! Think about the things we get from mines. What can we use instead? Grammar Are You a Noun? Speaking Volcanoes Are Awesome! We use mines to get things from underground.
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