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by Caren Lissner


Again, far more depth than your average Red Dress Ink imprint book. A little too predictable though. Lissner also published the novel Starting from Square Two, and several essays and humor pieces in the New York Times and McSweeney's. She lives in beautiful New Jersey.

Again, far more depth than your average Red Dress Ink imprint book. Feel free to e-mail her at [email protected]

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Published February 23rd 2004 by Red Dress Ink. Paperback, 304 pages. Author(s): Caren Lissner (Goodreads Author).

Published February 23rd 2004 by Red Dress Ink. ISBN: 0373250525 (ISBN13: 9780373250523).

13 quotes from Starting From Square Two: ‘We just have to accept that people are going to stay in our hearts . If you ask why I’m not interested in someone, I might say their nose is too big, or they don’t know how to dress, or they’re too thin or too fat or too plain.

13 quotes from Starting From Square Two: ‘We just have to accept that people are going to stay in our hearts, even when they don’t stay in our lives. But the truth is, I only notice those things because of the real reason - that I’m just not feeling anything. But people don’t want to hear that.

Starting from square two. by. Lissner, Caren. Don Mills, Ont. : Red Dress Ink. Collection. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Red Dress Ink Chick Lit I Want to Read (57 items) list by melbelleinsc. View all Starting From Square Two (Red Dress Ink (Numbered Paperback)) lists. Manufacturer: Red Dress Ink Release date: 1 March 2004 ISBN-10 : 0373250525 ISBN-13: 9780373250523.

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Caren Lissner Starting From Square Two. Praise for Caren Lissner’s first novel, Carrie Pilby . Praise for Caren Lissner’s first novel, Carrie Pilby: Woody Allen-hilarious, compulsively readable and unpretentiously smart. But neither of them was as driven or interesting as Marc, a guitar-playing business student who had three red-haired Irish brothers, none of whom looked a thing like him. Gert’s closeness with Marc was what made her realize that someday, she might need to be with someone again. The idea of going through the rest of her life without a person beside her to help her through it was torture. She’s triangle-hanging, Gert thought to herself. She’d have said it aloud if Marc were there.

Gert Healy thought she was finished with dating

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Starting from Square Two (Red Dress Ink S.) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0733550843

ISBN: 0733550843

Author: Caren Lissner

Category: Romance

Language: English

Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon (Aus) (May 31, 2004)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB size: 1946 kb

FB2 size: 1187 kb

Rating: 4.5

Votes: 332

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Xar
Considering that the book was about a young widow, I expected this novel to make me cry. It didn't. Some parts of the plot actually felt rushed, but clearly all the ingredients were there. I love stories about love, and they are rarely this thoughtful and honest. Even better, it isn't just about romantic love, but also about friendship, holding on, letting go, appreciating what you have. All the characters are real, complicated, and human-- there is no villian. That was also refreshing.

If I hadn't already read CARRIE PILBY, I think I would have been more than satisfied, but expected a lot from the author of CARRIE PILBY. STARTING is not as original or surprising, but the thoughtfulness, the realness -- the down to earth truth -- is still here. I don't think that this manuscript was really ready to go, but I enjoyed it nevertheless, and I still plan to read whatever Caren Lissner writes next.
Xar
Considering that the book was about a young widow, I expected this novel to make me cry. It didn't. Some parts of the plot actually felt rushed, but clearly all the ingredients were there. I love stories about love, and they are rarely this thoughtful and honest. Even better, it isn't just about romantic love, but also about friendship, holding on, letting go, appreciating what you have. All the characters are real, complicated, and human-- there is no villian. That was also refreshing.

If I hadn't already read CARRIE PILBY, I think I would have been more than satisfied, but expected a lot from the author of CARRIE PILBY. STARTING is not as original or surprising, but the thoughtfulness, the realness -- the down to earth truth -- is still here. I don't think that this manuscript was really ready to go, but I enjoyed it nevertheless, and I still plan to read whatever Caren Lissner writes next.
Arabella V.
Let me just say that I really, really liked Caren Lissner's book "Carrie Pilby," so automatically when this book came out, I picked it up. It has a different story line from "Carrie Pilby," although both deal with heroines who feel out of place, but for very different reasons. "Starting From..." has the author's trademark probing questions, depth, and sharp insights into human behavior. That's what I liked about the novel--that the heroines are deep, thoughtful, and somewhat unique characters. I thought her two best friends represented a certain kind of female that is rather shallow and whose entire existence revolves around snagging a man, being popular, looking good, etc. I couldn't really see what the main character had in common with these girls she considered her close friends. I thought that for Geri, finding a second love came a little too easily. Yes, she suffered over Marc's death but the message seemed to be that by being good and being true to yourself, eventually, true love will come. All in all, a good read by a very thoughtful author.
Arabella V.
Let me just say that I really, really liked Caren Lissner's book "Carrie Pilby," so automatically when this book came out, I picked it up. It has a different story line from "Carrie Pilby," although both deal with heroines who feel out of place, but for very different reasons. "Starting From..." has the author's trademark probing questions, depth, and sharp insights into human behavior. That's what I liked about the novel--that the heroines are deep, thoughtful, and somewhat unique characters. I thought her two best friends represented a certain kind of female that is rather shallow and whose entire existence revolves around snagging a man, being popular, looking good, etc. I couldn't really see what the main character had in common with these girls she considered her close friends. I thought that for Geri, finding a second love came a little too easily. Yes, she suffered over Marc's death but the message seemed to be that by being good and being true to yourself, eventually, true love will come. All in all, a good read by a very thoughtful author.
Contancia
I rarely take the time to come back and review a book... especially one that I expect very little of. But this book was bad enough that I felt I needed to add my warning. First off, let me say I am a fan of Red Dress Ink. I normally don't even have to read the back of the cover, if it's a RDI book, I am sold. They are normally light, funny, sweet, and a pleasant diversion. I wasn't expecting fine literature. I am also not a picky reader - almost anything will suffice for a quick escape. So when I was a quarter of the way through the book and hated all of the characters and could care less what was going to happen next, I knew I was in trouble. I soldiered on to finish the book, but it never got any better. There were one or two lovely moments, but they weren't worth slogging through the rest of the book for. I found myself wondering if the author's real life dating resume read as one-dimensionally as the characters. If you are looking for a good novel that touches on these same subjects, try P.S. I Love You or Good Grief. This one, I can't recommend at all.
Contancia
I rarely take the time to come back and review a book... especially one that I expect very little of. But this book was bad enough that I felt I needed to add my warning. First off, let me say I am a fan of Red Dress Ink. I normally don't even have to read the back of the cover, if it's a RDI book, I am sold. They are normally light, funny, sweet, and a pleasant diversion. I wasn't expecting fine literature. I am also not a picky reader - almost anything will suffice for a quick escape. So when I was a quarter of the way through the book and hated all of the characters and could care less what was going to happen next, I knew I was in trouble. I soldiered on to finish the book, but it never got any better. There were one or two lovely moments, but they weren't worth slogging through the rest of the book for. I found myself wondering if the author's real life dating resume read as one-dimensionally as the characters. If you are looking for a good novel that touches on these same subjects, try P.S. I Love You or Good Grief. This one, I can't recommend at all.
Renthadral
This was definitely no Carrie Pilby, but I did greatly appreciate this book for its unique storyline. I enjoyed reading this book and being drawn into the main character's return to the world of dating after such a tragedy. (However, the FIRST guy she says "Hi" to become the new long-term boyfriend? Seems a little bit of a long-shot to me). Regardless, I thought it was smart and sensitive, unlike anything else out there. I have to give the book a rating of only 3 stars though for a few reasons. 1. the author overuses "said" so much it becomes annoying and distracting. "Gert said. Hallie said. Then Todd said. etc. etc. etc." all the way down the page! Ahh! Her editor should have told her to switch it up now and then with other words - explained, stated, contemplated, or announced for instance. Geez! 2. This is the fourth book in a row I've read that has incorporated Sept. 11th into the plot. How come every book that has NYC as a setting lately feels the need to incorporate this in there some way?!?! Again, annoying and sadly, becoming cliche. Despite these things, I did overall enjoy reading this unique story and look forward to what the author has coming out next!
Renthadral
This was definitely no Carrie Pilby, but I did greatly appreciate this book for its unique storyline. I enjoyed reading this book and being drawn into the main character's return to the world of dating after such a tragedy. (However, the FIRST guy she says "Hi" to become the new long-term boyfriend? Seems a little bit of a long-shot to me). Regardless, I thought it was smart and sensitive, unlike anything else out there. I have to give the book a rating of only 3 stars though for a few reasons. 1. the author overuses "said" so much it becomes annoying and distracting. "Gert said. Hallie said. Then Todd said. etc. etc. etc." all the way down the page! Ahh! Her editor should have told her to switch it up now and then with other words - explained, stated, contemplated, or announced for instance. Geez! 2. This is the fourth book in a row I've read that has incorporated Sept. 11th into the plot. How come every book that has NYC as a setting lately feels the need to incorporate this in there some way?!?! Again, annoying and sadly, becoming cliche. Despite these things, I did overall enjoy reading this unique story and look forward to what the author has coming out next!
spacebreeze
I loved Carrie Pilby, and had high expectations for this book. Although it does deal with a number of weighty subplots, including Gert's grieving and her frustrating work situation, it was tiresome to hear about how dating and catching a man are the goal in a girl's life. Not only Gert, but all the main female characters seemed to have very little interest in living their own lives. Instead, they were obsessed with men, whether they had them or not. It was perhaps worth a quick read, but not the top of my list.
spacebreeze
I loved Carrie Pilby, and had high expectations for this book. Although it does deal with a number of weighty subplots, including Gert's grieving and her frustrating work situation, it was tiresome to hear about how dating and catching a man are the goal in a girl's life. Not only Gert, but all the main female characters seemed to have very little interest in living their own lives. Instead, they were obsessed with men, whether they had them or not. It was perhaps worth a quick read, but not the top of my list.