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Rocket City (Vintage Contemporaries) by Cathryn Alpert
Rocket City (Vintage Contemporaries)

DharmaIII, September 1, 2012

I first read this novel sometime in the 80's. I loved it the first time, the second time, the third time, and even after I lost count. I'm not one to read fiction twice, so I've always felt there was something magical about this (these) story(ies). I realized, not long ago, that my original copy was gone, probably because I begged my friends to read it so often, so I bought it again. The wonderful thing? I'd forgotten so many details that it was like reading it for the first time and I loved it all over again. My niece was visiting, and there went that copy. The book is quirky and strange but I was completely "there" throughghout the entire book, every time. I fell in love with Enoch too. It's definitely a romance (coming from someone who has never read a romance), but the characters will suck you in and keep you there until the end. There are tangled stories and rich and colorful characters, wounded souls, lots of surprises. It has everything. If you're like me, you'll want to read it again and again.
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