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“A fascinating secret history is hidden within the pages of The Broken Teaglass.”—Christopher Barzak, author of One for Sorrow
“A beautifully written, engaging mystery.”—Dorothy Allison
“A literary gem.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Winningly unique.”—The Boston Globe
“A delight.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Quirky and inventive.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Written with both wit and grace . . . a rare find on today’s bookshelves.”—The Roanoke Times
“A delightful, quietly humorous, and offbeat mystery.”—Library Journal
“Compelling . . . an accomplished work.”—Hartford Courant
“The very definition of a promising debut.”—Booklist
There is a real mystery developed, as well as the characters themselves.
When the two seem to hook up finally on New Year's Eve at the end of the novel, it is too little too late to endear the reader to either character or to the story.
I highly recommend this novel and look forward to her next with great anticipation.
A bastion of quotable prose.
THE BROKEN TEAGLASS was a who-done-it for the intellectual reader. Read more
I've always loved books, words, reading... but never considered how a dictionary is created. I know new words are constantly being added as they come into common usage, but never... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fran Milano
Could not stop reading...love parallel stories. Will read her other novels! Thoughtful and sad, interesting and unpredictable. What happens next?Published 2 months ago by Brenda
Unexpected investigative tale. Maybe a mystery and maybe not. Thoughtful, observant, held my attention start to finish. Enjoy the ride.Published 4 months ago by leo dymkoski
My wife taught elementary school for many years. She believes me when I say that I have never read nor seen the children’s book “Alexander and the... Read more
(3.5 stars) Billy has just gotten a job at Samuelson Company as an assistant working on definitions for the next version of the company's dictionary. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michelle Boytim
Could not get into it. Didn't like the way it was written. Out of six women in my book club, only one read the whole book. It was boring, and didn't grab you attention at all.Published 18 months ago by H. Rogers
The book is at first intriguing, but becomes tedious and I just wanted it to end. I wasn't quite sure about the main character's relationships. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Rebecca268
This is a gentle story, despite the murder background. Undercurrent of sadness. Intriguing use of the dictionary project. Well written. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Susang