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Sharon Dressen has commented on (3) products.

My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud'homme
My Life in France

Sharon Dressen, January 30, 2013

Julia Child's "My Life in France" is the best book I read in 2012. Her positive attitude and zest for life infused every page. This book was such fun!
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The Children's Book (Vintage International) by A S Byatt
The Children's Book (Vintage International)

Sharon Dressen, January 3, 2012

Even though it was published in 2009, "The Children's Book" by A S Byatt is the best book I read in 2011. An engrossing read, this book tells the sumptuous, darkly mysterious story of the Wellwood family and their circle of artists and friends during the Victorian era spanning through the World War 1 years. At the center is Olive Wellwood, a children's book author who writes magical, enchanting tales in separate books for each of her seven children. Dark, damaging secrets and personal struggles underly the Wellwoods' seemingly privileged, creative lives. I couldn't put this rich, lavish book down!
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Crimson Petal & the White by Michel Faber
Crimson Petal & the White

Sharon Dressen, January 2, 2010

The Crimson Petal and the White is a stand out of the first decade of the twenty-first century. The writing transports the reader back to late 19th century Victorian England and into the life of Sugar, a whore living at the edges of society and struggling to find a better way of life. Through the historical fiction lens, Faber has created a gripping page-turner and a sly feminist meditation on sex, money and power.
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