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Tuesday Tells it Slant [Kindle Edition]

Holly Christine
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Tuesday Morning has always believed that she was different. But different in high school doesn’t cut it. Different doesn’t make her prom queen and different doesn’t get the high school quarterback to notice her.
While researching for her senior thesis on Emily Dickinson, Tuesday comes across a poem that changes her life. Fed up with her past and living a life that she doesn’t find appealing, Tuesday erases her old diary entries and forms them into the past that she has always dreamed of. She’s popular, skinny and desired. Pen in hand, she recreates her past, changing her present and ultimately redirecting her future.
We all have secrets and skeletons in our closets, but Tuesday has managed to clean hers out with a pen and a diary.
Just how precious is our past? And how much has our past created what we are today?

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About the Author

Holly Christine is the author of The Nine Lives of Clemenza and Tuesday Tells it Slant. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA, and is co-creator of the Pittsburgh South Writers Group. For more information, visit Holly's website at http://www.hollychristinewrites.com

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  • File Size: 242 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1450571212
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0034KYT9G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A KindleObsessed Review April 6, 2010
Format:Paperback
I didn't actually plan on writing this review until Friday, but as I rounded the last 2% percent of this artfully crafted novel, my need to immediately put my thoughts to paper was almost overwhelming.

I have never encountered a book that embodied my personality more than "Tuesday Tells it Slant." Lets just say, for all intents and purposes...that I am in fact Tuesday. (p.s. Tuesday is a name, not a weekday reference)

1. She is a book reviewer who has absolutely no problem telling someone that their book is a waste of space.

2. She should probably be writing books herself but lacks the inspiration to do so.

3. She refuses to throw away books because, in her mind, it should be considered a crime, and

4. She is willing to do almost anything to make the past disappear.

Growing up for Tuesday was...interesting. With a twin sister who enjoyed chucking the occasional milk cartoon at people, and a childhood friend that was secretly in love with her, life was bound to be full of surprises, but when interesting turns to unfathomable Tuesday loses focus. With her world suddenly turned upside down she decides that re-writing the past is a more acceptable answer than dealing with the future. How far would you go to slant your memories? Who would you unknowingly hurt in the process and would slanting your past skew your future?

Despite the underlying darkness of "Tuesday Tells it Slant" it was actually quite witty. "Holly Christine's" writing had eloquence to it I was not expecting, and the novel as a whole gave me a much deeper appreciation for Emily Dickinson (whom I had otherwise considered a general waste of my brain matter.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! March 20, 2010
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The Author created a modern day fairytale. The glass slipper of tragedy brings home the prince charming. Yet, it is more thatn that; it is a story full of good and evil, lust and romance, love and hate, and truth and lies. It is a page turner, yet not Dan Brown annoying. Basiclly, her subtle hints force you to want to know more. Don't miss out on this enjoyable ride.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This book was confusing. March 13, 2010
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I was probably more than halfway through this book before I could make sense of it. Jumping back and forth in time, I was very confused.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! August 27, 2010
Format:Paperback
Tuesday Tells it Slant by Holly Christine hits the top of my list for favorite books! I was a bit hesitant to get excited about reading this, the synopsis didn't fully catch my attention and actually confused me a bit. But once I started and got past the first few jumbled pages, I couldn't put it down. The story follows the journal entries of Tuesday Morning and the defining moments in her life, from her relationship with her twin sister, Monday, to securing her first real job, to falling in love. But when Tuesday's life starts slipping out of control, she decides to do something about it. Re-writing her past seems to be the only way she can control her future, so she revisits her journal, methodically changing what has already happened into a new story, redirecting her into a new future. But how precious is the past, and did Tuesday make a mistake rewriting hers?

I know that my synopsis of the story probably sounds just as confusing, but I really think everyone should try this book out. The concept is so intriguing, someone wanting to rewrite their past all with a paper and pen. While I was reading, I found myself wondering what I would change if I had the power to, or if I would leave all my memories intact. I found Christine's writing to be thought-provoking and eloquent, even while discussing some of the harsh realities people must face. The beginning may throw some readers off like it did myself. The journal entries skip around from events among the years, but once you get just a few pages in, you can start to see a pattern amongst the dates. I highly enjoyed this novel; I found it to be a refreshing break from the usual chick lit or women's fiction pattern. Tuesday Tells is Slant gets five stars from me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved Tuesday August 4, 2010
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As the story unfolds through present day events (right off the bat Tuesday loses her job) and diary entries from the past, the traumatic event that caused Tuesday to lose touch with reality is slowly revealed. It is rare that I come across such excellent use of the unreliable narrator. One would think diary entries would be accurate and honest, but Tuesday has created an entirely new past for herself. Holly Christine did an excellent job with both this element and at piquing my interest as to what the truth was (one of my theories wasn't too far off).

While I totally loved the book, Tuesday's name drove me crazy. Her parents named their twin daughters Monday and Tuesday Morning. During a job interview early in the book, her soon to be boss questions her name. Tuesday says she was born on a Tuesday and her parents were stoners (a reasonable answer considering the boss doesn't know about the twin), but the second part, at least, is a lie. So why did her parents name their daughters after two days of the week? Were the twins born near midnight so that one was born on Monday and the other on Tuesday and their parents thought it'd be cute considering their last name? No explanation is given and I desperately wanted one.

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Holly Christine is the author of The Nine Lives of Clemenza and Tuesday Tells it Slant. She resides in Pittsburgh and is co-creator of the Pittsburgh South Writers Group with Sandy Ward Bell. For more information check out Holly's website at www.hollychristinewrites.com



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