March 19, 2006

The Tea House on Mulberry Street

The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens
Contemporary Fiction
Quit on 3/17/06
Rating: DNF (Did Not Finish)

In spite of the cheerful cover, I did not care for this book one bit, and put it aside after 80 pages. I kept getting the impression that Owens was trying to emulate of style not of her own and in the process produced a dull, flat narrative with a sad cast of characters, most of whom were either in loveless marriages or full of unpleasant traits. Life is too short…

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