The Pure Gold Baby

The Pure Gold Baby

Book - 2013
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Her promising career in 1960s London interrupted by an affair with a married professor that renders her a single mother, Jessica Speight faces wrenching questions about responsibility, potential, and compassion when her sunny child reveals unique needs.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780544158900
0544158903
Branch Call Number: FICTION DRABBLE MARGARE
Characteristics: 291 pages ; 24 cm

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hedgehag Jan 19, 2014

I usually finish all the books I start. This one is an exception. Too boring, too pedantic, too confusing. Not sure of the point, nothing interesting ever happens and I don't find myself even learning anything new.

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toby65
Dec 30, 2013

A nice holiday read. Not especially interesting or challenging (apart from the prolific use of the word 'proleptic' which I still can't quite figure out)....

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becker
Aug 17, 2013

This story is about the social conscience and moral compass of a generaton. It covers big topics like art, medicine, relationships, education and mental health. It is well paced and the writing is good (perhaps not to my liking but still very good). However I had some major issues with it.The storyline was constantly going off on tangents. I also felt very detached to the characters. I was an observer but I never felt conncected to any of the characters at any point. I was confused by the role of the narrator. She would be telling the story objectively as a 3rd party and then suddently make a personel comment about her role in a particular scene. It was disorienting. Overall this book was an interresting snapshot of a moment in time but I can't say I really enjoyed the experience.

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