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This is a story of grief, sadness, isolation.
A beautiful, heartbreaking portrait of the female soul, a novel with an exquisite use of language, Leslie Jamison's debut is remarkable in its simplistic truth.
I felt depressed a good deal of the time as I read it, and by the time the story ended, I was glad it did.
I bought "The Gin Closet" after reading a piece in the NYT Book Review about Ms. Jamison's new book, "The Empathy Exams. Read morePublished 6 days ago by beepclick
Red Baker, by Robert Ward … I picked this up the day Ben Whitmer suggested it on Facebook. He thought I’d enjoy it and he was right. I absolutely did enjoy it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charlie Stella
I am just half way through this book and already feel it offers some of the finest writing I have ever had the pleasure to devour. Read morePublished 13 months ago by zelda143
As indicated by several other reviewers, life is too short to stick with a book not worth reading after a giving it a decent chance. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Commenterri
Like the movie "Leaving Las Vegas" only more depressing.
The plot is depressing: the decline and fall of miserable people (an anorexic and an alcoholic). Read more
I picked this up at the urging of a good friend and in a serendipitous bit of synchronicity, I found a powerful and aggressively poignant novel that moved precisely and fluidly... Read morePublished on November 29, 2011 by T.Dot
This book is, simply, amazing. Jamison writes magnificently, and her characters feel so real that I can almost feel them in the room with me as I read. Read morePublished on November 23, 2011 by UnashamedBibliophile
I'm almost done with this book, but I wanted to write a review because I'm not sure if I'm going to finish it. Yes, it's well written. Read morePublished on July 15, 2011 by Book Lover
Bleak, but satisfying, I enjoyed this skewed family story, though the cover seems completely unrelated, and that always bugs me!Published on March 9, 2011 by Elaine