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Jennifer Finney Boylan

Forfatter af Mad Honey

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Jennifer Finney Boylan is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including, most recently, Stuck in the Middle with You. She is a regular contributor to the op-ed page of the New York Times and a professor of English at Colby College in Maine.


Værker af Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey (2022) 1,584 eksemplarer
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders (2003) 1,384 eksemplarer
Long Black Veil: A Novel (2017) 349 eksemplarer
Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs (2020) 142 eksemplarer
Planets (1991) 89 eksemplarer
Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror (2010) 72 eksemplarer
Getting In (1998) 58 eksemplarer
The Constellations (1994) 41 eksemplarer
Falcon Quinn and the Crimson Vapor (2011) 28 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community (2014) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver275 eksemplarer
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Bidragyder — 217 eksemplarer
This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (2017) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer

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I listened to an audio book recording of Mad Honey. I didn't love it, although the story kept my interest enough for me to listen until the end. What I liked about the book: The character of Olivia, the progression of the trial, the information about bees and transgender people. What I didn't like: The voice of Lily (literally and figuratively), the preachy quality of some of the transgender information, and the repetitive nature of Lily's account of her experiences with Asher and the descriptions of time (it lasted a minute, or an hour, or a year, etc., etc., again and again). Jodi Piccoult's signature "surprise twist" was the powerful relevation of the fact that Lily was transgender, making the end "twist" about Maya unnecessary and annoying. Someone needs to tell her that the twist doesn't always have to be in the final chapter.… (mere)
JGoto | 77 andre anmeldelser | May 5, 2024 |
This is the second book I've read about bees and I definitely liked it much more than other one. It wasn't just about bees of course. One thing I did learn early on is that when they get pissed off they have a pungent smell of bananas and a lot more that I never knew of course. The details about bees was overwhelming that's for sure.

However, this is not a book about bees only, it's about Olivia and her 18 year old son Asher, who's allegedly arrested for the murder of his girlfriend Lily. It alternates chapters with Asher, Olivia, and Lily before and after and during the trial. Jordan, Olivia's brother was Asher's attorney and was a good one at that. His wife Selena was an investigator was a big help in researching and discovered one thing that helped Asher during his trial.

It was an eye opening book with a few surprises along the way.

Quite a book that's all I can say and Jodi, you've done it again with excellent writing with thanks to Jennifer Finney Boylan, who had a dream about this which she mentioned at the end of the book.
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sweetbabyjane58 | 77 andre anmeldelser | Apr 27, 2024 |
Read 4.2025 and gave away
AbneyLibri | 77 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2024 |
People always talk about how their love for you is unconditional. Then you reveal your most private self to them and you find out how your most private self to them and you find out how many conditions there are in unconditional love." p. 174
I have read many Jody Picoult books. At a certain point I decided not to read any more, but this was a book club choice.
What I liked: It gave me something to think about. I learned a lot about a subject that I knew very little about.
What I did not like: It hits all the Jody Picult tropes: family drama, a crisis involving a current social issue, a legal thriller, surprise ending.
This novel has the entire formula and therefore becomes predictable. Every current social issue is included: gender identity, gender confirmation surgery abuse, same-gender marriage, interracial marriage, jail conditions, abortion, suicide, the definition of feminism, intergenerational trauma, and murder.
Yes, life is messy but this was too much. I listened at 1.5 just to complete my obligation.
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Chrissylou62 | 77 andre anmeldelser | Apr 11, 2024 |



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