Nothing but a Smile
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Like a Great Screwball Comedy
submitted by Sara W on June 21, 2011, 10:08am
Reading this book was like watching a movie from the 1940s, with lots of screwball moments and a good love story developing throughout. And the pinup photo shoot scenes would be hilarious.
The characters were perfectly portrayed, Sal with her mix of spunk and business sense and Wink's easy-going nature and corny jokes. I thought the dialogue was dead on, never sounding forced, never unrealistic, even with the hearty helping of 1940s slang. The romance and humor was balanced by the lousy treatment of women in the workplace and the challenges of housing and employment for returning GIs. It put the reader in a snapshot of the time and place, exactly as a novel should.
Overall, it was funny and captivating without being consuming. A very nice break from required reading.
New York : Pantheon Books, 2009.
Year Published: 2009
Description: 320 p.
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