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The Engagements

A Novel
Sullivan, J. Courtney (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"The story of four couples linked over sevearal decades by one diamond ring, and the woman who launched the most famous diamond campaign in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Sullivan, J. Courtney
Title: The engagements
a novel
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 383 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "The story of four couples linked over sevearal decades by one diamond ring, and the woman who launched the most famous diamond campaign in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 9780307958716
030795871X
Statement of Responsibility: J. Courtney Sullivan
Subject Headings: Women in the advertising industry Fiction Couples Fiction Diamonds Fiction FICTION / Contemporary Women. bisacsh FICTION / Sagas. bisacsh FICTION / Literary. bisacsh
Topical Term: Women in the advertising industry
Couples
Diamonds
FICTION Contemporary Women
FICTION Sagas
FICTION Literary
LCCN: 2012043874
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I am at page 114 of 369 and I just don't care any more. going to have to put this one down. Boooooooring1

Oct 21, 2013
  • parviflorum rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Thought this was an enjoyable read, with some interesting twists as the reader finds how each the stories connect. Some quotable moments and some funny ones too. Character development was good, although un-inventive, but can see how her skill has progressed since her last book, Maine.

I just did not like this book. I found it slow moving and somewhat dark at the beginning. It improved as we finally got some character development late in the book. Not for me.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: A look at the diamond industry through the eyes of several different characters. 4 Stars!

Told in a series of alternating stories set at various points of time, "The Engagements" displays that Sullivan's ability to write engaging characters is no fluke. While some of the storylines were more appealing to me than others, the ending is simply perfect.

Jun 18, 2013
  • RobertaJ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'm only halfway through and I'm already recommending it to my friends! These are basically interconnected short stories of weddings, marriages, divorces and engagements, tied together with the story of the 1950's copywriter (think Peggy Olson on Mad Men) who created the tagline "A Diamond is Forever". The settings range from the 30's to current day, from Paris to Philadelphia, and the story lines eventually circle back to refer to previous characters. Not as biting as Ayelet Waldman, and not as sweet as Anne Tyler, but recommended for fans of both.

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