Monday, September 6, 2010

Review: The Fiction Class by Susan Breen

Goodreads: On paper, Arabella Hicks seems more than qualified to teach a weekly fiction class on New York's Upper West Side. She's an author herself; she's passionate about books; she's even named after the heroine in a Georgette Heyer novel.

On the other hand, she's thirty-eight, single, and has been writing the same book for the last seven years.

Kritters Thoughts: A goodwill find that I am excited to pass onto my mom. This was a good read that happily fit into the challenge I am doing on Goodreads - read something about school.

I absolutely loved the layout and how the story unfolded in the book. Wrapped around the class and weekly visits to a nursing home to visit her mom, the main character Arabella is someone I could envision with such clarity.

It was a short little read, but packed inside was a beautiful story of a mother and a daughter learning in their last days how each one coped with the life they were handed. It made me want to make sure I hadn't wasted any moments with my family and to make sure that future ones were hard to forget.

I would pass this book along to all the women in my life - not sure the men would enjoy this one!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Pages: 336 pages

GR July - Sept Challenge - School's in Session (Almost)


  1. Your review is striking a chord with me. I need to seek this book out!

  2. Yeah, it was a good one! It was a random grab at goodwill - sometimes those end up being better than the ones I have researched and read reviews on!


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