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Cover The Butter

by Carrie Kabak

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Cover The Butter by Carrie Kabak
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    Jun 2005, 368 pages
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    May 2006, 368 pages

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Nathalie L

Cover the Butter
It arrived just in time! I had just finished a "heavy read" and was looking for something "easy and quick." I found the book extremely easy to read due to the fact that the characters were so real. I was immediately drawn into the story and connected with the characters. I was able to relate to Kate's relationship with Biddy only too well.
EC

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Page turner. Loved the cover. Great poolside summer reading.
Laura Sargent

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This is an engaging and quick read. The author does a wonderful job creating the main characters, which allows the reader to understand their emotions and motivations, and gives the reader a vested interest in their journey. I could hardly put this book down, but towards the end I found myself slowing down -- I didn't want the book to end!
Ekteag

Not what I was expecting
While I found the story to be amusing and entertaining yet at the same time I felt sad for Katie's disheartening life events, I was expecting a story more along the lines of "Peggy Sue Got Married" or "A Christmas Carol".

I did not connect with what exactly caused her to slip back in time. There was no obvious event or trigger that I was able to interpret as falling back in time and then reappearing to the present, as in Wizard of Oz and so many other destiny-changing stories.

I found it delightful, nonetheless, but would like to know if I missed an obvious "something".
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Melissa

Uncovered!!!
Our book club recently read this book:
Cover the Butter is a story about relationships and honesty with not only one's self but each other. Maybe not so much honesty, but confronting the issues and problems at hand instead of sticking one's head in the sand or "covering the butter". The club had mixed reviews, but overall it was an enjoyable read. There was little analyzing over the book itself, but many discussions were sparked regarding mother/daughter relationships, women's roles in the 60's - 70's, honesty between friends (do you tell them when they are making a mistake?). All agreed it was refreshing to see the main character strengthen throughout the book and be true to herself.
Penny

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This a book about family. But it's the friends of Kate who actually
save her throughout the novel. Author Carrie Kabak tells a story of a dysfunctional family so well that the reader feels a part of the story. By the end of the book I wanted the main character to scream at her "unproductive life" coaches: "You are not allowed to talk to me that way!" The characters are well developed but not many of them are likeable. For me the grandparents from Wales gave me hope that something sooner or later would work for Kate. I think many of the things that happened to Kate may have happened to all of us at one time or another. Just like when I look in a full length mirror I always stand up a little straighter thanks to ongoing motherly comannd of "stand up straight".
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This book was a quick read with amusing scenarios and dialogue. Unfortunately, I found myself so irritated by Kate's character who had no self and spent her life pleasing others, that it colored my perceptions. I have met too many women who have lost their "souls" and become doormats for others to walk on. That however, is what I thought makes this book a perfect vehicle for a women's book club discussion. Some will find it funny and entertaining while others may be disturbed and angry..A great conversation is sure to emerge...
E A Palmer

Modern Day Fairy Tale
"Cover the Butter" is a modern day fairy tale. None of the characters are particularly complex and the reasons for their actions often remain rather mysterious, however the story itself moves along fairly quickly and offers the reader a ray of hope that eventually things will be more like sunny, bright France than dark, deary England which, in these times of ours, is a rather welcome diversion.
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