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The Builders (Open Door) Paperback – June 1, 2009
Pierced by the Sun
A gripping tale of murder and redemption by the author of Like Water for Chocolate. Learn More
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(1) At 87 pages, this hardly qualifies as a novel.
(2) At the Amazon price of $9.00+ for the book....the reader is paying over ten cents a page.......and not getting much for the money either in quality OR quantity.
(3) The story was mediocre at best and might have fared a little
better if it had been published with 2 or 3 other tales held together with a common thread (like London Transports or The Lilac Bus).
I would say that this book is a waste of your time as well as your money, but the book is so short it only takes about a half an hour to read from cover to cover.....so I guess the time element has to be dismissed.
We could all learn from this story as a mother and a daughter.
Nan has worked hard, raising her 3 children alone with a husband who "loved lots of other ladies" until he left her. Now, with adult children who stop by, it seems, only when they need her and want to run her life, her daily world has dwindled to a humdrum existence. That is, until the house next door, empty for 2 years, starts to undergo renovation. Something new to look forward to each day, especially watching the handsome builder, who eventually comes to daily tea. I won't reveal all that ensues, but in the end, Nan becomes a "builder", too, and finds her voice.
I'm a loyal fan, but this was a big disappointment. I've never checked the number of pages prior to purchasing a book from Amazon. From now on, I will.
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This is another wonderful story from one of my favorite authors. Her stories are engaging and fun and always have a lesson in them. Love Maeve Binchy!Published 16 days ago by Paul Schroth
im glad she finally stood up to her children and had a wonderful man friend and a new life.Published 4 months ago by Donna Heffner
I love Maeve Binchy's books, this is a short and charming a story as I've ever read. You'll enjoy it!Published 5 months ago by A. Ziner
I didn't order or receive this item. I think I have been hacked or my late wife's daughter is using our account.Published 6 months ago by LARRY TANNER
When I saw this novella was about some characters in Chestnut Street I was thrilled! I thought Chestnut Street was the last work of Maeve Binchy I would ever read. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Cheapskate