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The Three Miss Margarets: A Novel Hardcover – April 1, 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
I certainly hope that Ms. Shaffer writes more like this one!
Each of the five women who comprise the core of "Three" bears the scars of loss and heartbreak. The talented Dr. Maggie forsakes her sexuality to return to her childhood community; doll-like, Maggie's iron-bound will permits her to substitute service for personal joy and fulfillment. Li'l Bit, gigantic and homely, accepts her status of town pariah but compensates with insight, tolerance and an abiding passion for natural beauty. When Li'l Bit initially interviews for a position with Dr. Maggie, Li'l summarizes her self-image: "I'm not pretty...don't tell me I'm handsome in my own way. I can look in a mirror. I know what I see." Li'l also senses Maggie's differences when she tells the doctor that "being important...useful" is "the standard way for people like us."
This sense of singularity consumes the third member of this unusual friendship circle.Read more ›
I would have given this book 4 stars had it not been for the ending. I was expecting more of a dirty-little-secret kind of revelation, but that's not what I got. In fact, it seems like the story was leading up to something really wham-bang, but the payoff was lacking.
Overall it was a good novel and Shaffer is a real talent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Three women friends take justice into their own hands to protect someone they love. Well-drawn characters and issues of race and loyalty come up as details are revealed to the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by NV Lorie
A little confusing at first trying to keep the 3 correctly in my mind, however, i did like them.
Their relationship with one another could be a bit stormy but was solid... Read more
I couldn't put this one down! More, please, Louise! I felt like I was right there in the midst of the goings-on!Published 15 months ago by Ginny103
Unusual mix of characters. Interesting subject matter. Loved the time period. Could not wait to hear the true story. Recommend.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer