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An African Tale by Enna Neru
Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman
Alison's Zinnia by Anita Lobel
Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox
Angel of Forgetfulness by Steve Stern
Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Boggart and the Monster by Susan Cooper
Christmas Eve by Suçie Stevenson
The Costume Copycat by Maryann MacDonald
Cuckoo by Lois Ehlert
Epidapheles and the Inadequately Enraged Demon by Ramsey Shehadeh
From the Devotions by Carl Phillips
Gery Tales by Gerry Boylan
Golden Conspiracy by Robert James Gilder
Here is Greenwood, Vol 1 by Yukie Nasu
Jellaby: Monster in the City by Kean Soo
A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann
Little Ballet Star by Adèle Geras
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
The Morning Star by Nick Bantock
Nature's Building Blocks by John Emsley
Night-Night Little Pookie by Sandra Boynton
No, David! by David Shannon
The Noisy Way to Bed by Ian Whybrow
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show by Laurie Keller
Storm Cats by Malachy Doyle
Tim and Pete by James Robert Baker
Tsunami Warning by Taylor Morrison
Two Bobbies by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery
Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace 03/01/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)The titular character from Aging with Grace by Greg Liberman is described as a middle aged housewife who wants more from her life. She finds the thrills she's been missing when she reconnects with an old high school friend.

What that blurb doesn't tell you is that Grace is wealthy enough to decide on a whim that she needs a facelift. Nor does it tell you that she's willing to lie to her friends and family for her own self gratification. Nor does it explain why after he's been cheated on, lied to and endangered, why her husband would stand by her side and come to her rescue.

Plot wise the book is like Size Eight in a Size Zero World by Meredith Cagen with a main character taken straight out of the The Player by Michael Tolkin. That said, Grace isn't as likable as Cagen's protagonist, nor is she at the other extreme with Tolkin's antihero. That leaves her as a flat, shallow, unlikable and unmemorable character.

I received the book for review.

Two stars.

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