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Genres :Fiction , Young Adult , Literary Fiction , Adult
Published By : Pocket
Published On : Jun 28, 1998
ISBN : 0671021001 (ISBN13: 9780671021009)
Format :Mass Market Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 465
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    “Love is like breathing. You take it in and let it out.”
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    “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”
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    “I think... the secret is to just settle for the shape of your life takes...Instead of you know, always waiting and wishing for what
    might
    make you happy.”
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    “I know it's a crock of shit. I ain't offering you happily-ever-after. I'm offering you... happily-maybe-sometimes-ever-after. Sort of. You know, with warts and shit." -Thayer”
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    “If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.”
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  • 4 

    ...Dolores' career is a pleasure to follow, as she barrels through--with a killer mouth and the guts of a sea lion. A warmblooded, enveloping tale of survival, done up loose and cheering.

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  • In this engaging first novel, narrator Dolores Price recounts her life story from age four to age 40.

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  • 4 

    His writing is unbelievable. I’ve read each of his books at least 10 times and I can’t stand waiting for the next. His characters feel like your friends and neighbors, or like they’re just a part of you.

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  • Lamb knows instinctively how much guilt an innocent girl can keep inside...

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  • I have no idea what that feels like or how it shapes your view of yourself. Wally Lamb transported me there. While I was reading this book I knew what it was like to be Dolores. I realize now that this book relates to all women on all levels.

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