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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


by Deborah Schupack - to be released May 25, 2010

I liked the premise of this book. Five families, comprised of nine people, stumble upon a briefcase full of cash (over a million dollars) at their annual pool party on Sylvan Street. Schupack's novel chronicles their reactions to their windfall as well as how it affects their immediate futures.

The only problem is that the author presents the reader with character vignettes that are left hanging and never revisited which makes the story feel incomplete. She also introduced a subplot which doesn't add anything to the story and just seems like filler. Cute idea but not a great read.

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