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Thoroughly Modern Amy

One Sunday Morning by Amy Ephron

Reviewed by Georgie Lewis

"One Sunday Morning is a slip of a book, elegantly packaged and as pleasurable to drink in on a summer afternoon as a lemony Tanqueray and tonic. Set in the Jazz age in prohibition-era New York and then moving on to France, the story is pinned on a deceptively simple premise. Four women at a bridge party see the beautiful unmarried Lizzie Carswell leaving a hotel with Billy Holmes, who is engaged to marry their good friend Clara Hart. Assumptions are made, along with promises not to mention it again. While no one admits to it, word does get out and Lizzie is spurned at the opera the next evening. Added to this stage-piece of manners is a sudden death; a young man is found dead in the river — is it someone they know?" Read the entire Powells.com review.

4 Responses to "Thoroughly Modern Amy"

    s h a r o n July 8th, 2006 at 6:02 am

    Georgie Lewis needs an editor.

    [Yup. That should be "badly," but I'm making a point, see?"]

    dot dot dot July 8th, 2006 at 11:15 am

    Well done, Georgie. This book is a bit out of my typical reading range (although perhaps not as far as I'd like to pretend), and your review makes it sound as if it is by far the most obvious choice for my next read.

    Judith Hawk July 10th, 2006 at 9:06 am

    This was one of the few reviews that I read lately that incorporate passages from the book. The result is that now I will read it. Thank you for an entertaining review.

    Georgie July 10th, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Thank you dot dot dot! I hope that you enjoy the novel. It has resonated with me despite its short length.

    And thanks for your comment Sharon, although I'm not sure if you are referring to my writing style in general (fair enough - I'm a bookseller, not a writer) or if there was a grammactical mistake that you noticed that my editor did not. I do actually have an editor here, but i am a procrastinator and hand in my work very late in the day, and can only blame myself if something is missed by her.

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