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Nothing but a Smile

Amick, Steve. Book - 2009 Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Amick, Steve 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Call Number: Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Amick, Steve
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Westgate Branch

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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.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Pantheon Books, 2009.
Year Published: 2009
Description: 320 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780307377364
0307377369

SUBJECTS
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Fiction.
Homecoming -- Fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction.
Michigan -- Fiction.
Illinois -- Fiction.