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I read this book one chapter at a time at bedtime, and it was an enjoyable way to end the day.
Rona Jaffe has a timeless voice that captures every nuance of 1950s vernacular while slicing to the very core of her most contemporary readers.
I also bought the movie, so as soon as I finished the book, I watched the 1958 movie version...also wonderful!
I really enjoyed this book especially the era of time and New York City.Published 2 months ago by Angie Miller
Not really the same plot as the movie which was very melodramatic........this was more interesting and more realistic........ Read morePublished 2 months ago by Maria Wroblewski
Okay, so this is a "Women's Novel" and I don't fall into that audience, but this was REALLY bad. All the main characters are complete masochists. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Milt
I read this as a very young girl fresh out of school and working in New York City and could relate to the story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Love to read
This book is set in the 50's and is very well written. It was a pleasant surprise. Even though it was written in an era when women were looking for a husband after finishing school... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lizanne
It's very rare that I come across a new (well, new to me) book that I want to reread, but that's exactly what happened with this one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by coffeeshopgirl
This book was spellbinding and compelling. I loved how easy it was to share Mr Preib’s journeys – not unlike a CPD ride-along or hitchhiker’s adventure. Read morePublished 6 months ago by RoseS