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Rise And Shine de Anna Quindlen
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Rise And Shine

de Anna Quindlen

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Meghan is the popular host of America's top-rated morning talk show--until she shatters her seemingly perfect life by letting two profane words slip from her lips just before a commercial break. Suddenly, she is shamed--something she's not equipped to handle. Her sister Bridget, a social worker who has long lived in Meghan's shadow, feels the effects of the on-air gaffe, too. They may be different, but the Fitzmaurice sisters share a deep connection that helps them challenge the world when faced with disgrace.… (més)
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Rise and Shine de Anna Quindlen

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    Sisterland de Curtis Sittenfeld (BookshelfMonstrosity)
    BookshelfMonstrosity: Though the sisters at the heart of these two novels are unwillingly thrust into the national limelight with quite different results for their relationships, both novels offer a compelling, realistic, and insightful look into the complex bonds between sisters.… (més)
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I really didn't like either of the sisters and found myself waiting for the story to get interesting and improve. It didn't. Overall I would give it a 2.5. ( )
  porte01 | Jan 25, 2021 |
I was very interested in and cared about these characters. I also liked very much that New York City was such an integral part of this story. And now that I am trying to educate myself regarding the history of systemic racism it was interesting how much that was discussed even before it became a hot topic in the general community. I do wish that the book did not have to rely on a tragedy to have a positive conclusion. ( )
  suesbooks | Aug 9, 2020 |
This is the story of two New York sisters – Meghan Fitzmaurice is America’s favourite breakfast television anchor, while younger sister Bridget is a social worker, trying to help women from the Bronx projects find a better life. The sisters are good friends, and life seems to be coasting along nicely – until the day that Meghan, not realising that she is still on air, swears on live television and her career and personal life both go into freefall. The fallout affects not just Meghan, but her husband Evan and their teenage son Leo.

Narrated by Bridget, the story takes in not just the aftermath of Meghan’s error, but is also a love letter of sorts to New York, and a history of the two sisters’ lives as well as their relationships with the men – and other people – in their lives.

I wasn’t too sure what to make of this book. On the one hand, I definitely think Anna Quindlen is a talented writer and I found myself reading large chunks in one go which is always a good sign (a bad sign is when I put a book down after a few pages and look for something else to distract myself). On the other hand….I felt slightly removed from the action. This was not one of those books where you feel excited to find out what will happen next and neither did I really care about any of the characters. Although the on-air gaffe was entirely unbelievable, the incredible over-reaction to it was not so much. I didn’t warm to Meghan much at all, and possibly this was because the story was narrated by Bridget – even though Bridget is possibly her sister’s biggest supporter. I think it was an interesting idea to have the sister as the narrator, but it would have been quite nice to see Meghan’s point of view, even if perhaps they alternated chapter narrations.

From other reviews I’ve read it seems that fans of Quindlen’s other books were largely disappointed with this one. For me, this was actually the first book of hers that I’ve read and I would probably be interested in trying another on the back of it. ( )
  Ruth72 | Jul 7, 2018 |
Not my favorite Quindlen, but very well-written as always. ( )
  SukieClaus | May 31, 2018 |
If the characters and plot had depth, you can't tell from reading this book. Nearly painful to read. ( )
  SMBrick | Feb 25, 2018 |
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From time to time some stranger will ask me how I can bear to live in New York City.
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Meghan is the popular host of America's top-rated morning talk show--until she shatters her seemingly perfect life by letting two profane words slip from her lips just before a commercial break. Suddenly, she is shamed--something she's not equipped to handle. Her sister Bridget, a social worker who has long lived in Meghan's shadow, feels the effects of the on-air gaffe, too. They may be different, but the Fitzmaurice sisters share a deep connection that helps them challenge the world when faced with disgrace.

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