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by Alice Adams

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Alice Adams
ISBN: 0449148920
ISBN13: 978-0449148921
Language: English
Publisher: Fawcett (June 1, 1994)
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Almost perfect, by Alice Adams. Some bentwood chairs, a folding table, and a bookcase in which all the spines of the books are dead upright are all that Stella first sees in that room.

Almost perfect, by Alice Adams. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-79818-3. Presumably there are other rooms, with beds, a kitchen, some human mess, somewhere.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. sharp, spare novel written by a wonderful, observant writer. COSMOPOLITAN Richard and Stella balance each other almost perfectly. Sometimes he drinks too much.

He won’t tell Eva. He will go to Cologne anyway. These are all sentences that clatter about like dull plates in Richard’s empty mind as he sits in his studio chair. Dumbfounded st been told that the conference is cancelled. All off. No funding, no Cologne. But Richard has his passport, his clothes and his bags.

In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable. They were an almost perfect couple

In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable. They were an almost perfect couple. They met when Stella Blake was not yet a famous writer, but Richard Fallon is an artist known by everyone: charming, talented; he loved and hated adored, admired. And they fall in love when In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable. They were an almost perfect couple

The Washington Post In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable.

The Washington Post In Almost Perfect, Alice Adams brilliantly and movingly explores what happens to love when the beloved is transformed into someone unrecognizable. And they fall in love when she interviews him for a magazine.

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Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1926 and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Alice Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in 1926 and grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from Radcliffe College, she married and had a son in 1951. Adams later recalled her late 20s and early 30s as the worst years of her life. A New York Times best-selling author, many of Adams's books, among them A Southern Exposure and Almost Perfect, focus on love and on women struggling to find their place in the world. Other works of Adams include the novels Medicine Men, a story that explores the relationship between doctors and their patients, and Superior Women, a compelling tale of five women who come of age during World War II.

Stella also knows how generous he can be, too, but she begins to wonder if their violent fights and passionate reconciliations point to a deeper problem that Richard doesn't even suspect. About the Author: Alice Adams, born in Virginia and educated at Radcliffe College, is the author of ten highly praised novels.

Alice Adams (August 14, 1926 – May 27, 1999) was an American short story writer and novelist. In 1982 she became the third author of only four to receive the O. Henry Special Award for Continuing Achievement for her short stories (others having gone. Henry Special Award for Continuing Achievement for her short stories (others having gone to John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, and Alice Munro). Alice Boyd Adams was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the only child of Agatha Erskine Boyd Adams and Nicholson Barney Adams

At the time Stella Blake meets Richard Fallon, she is nearly broke. Her semi-famous father, who has always neglected her, is dying.

At the time Stella Blake meets Richard Fallon, she is nearly broke.

"[A] sharp, spare novel written by a wonderful, observant writer."COSMOPOLITANRichard and Stella balance each other almost perfectly. Sometimes he drinks too much, gets too loud, or is too quick to anger. Stella also knows how generous he can be, too, but she begins to wonder if their violent fights and passionate reconciliations point to a deeper problem that Richard doesn't even suspect. There is something terribly wrong with the two of them together, even if everyone else thinks they are almost perfect....
Comments to eBook Almost Perfect
Windforge
"Richard arrives, bearing wine and sometimes bourbon, often flowers, and after an endless languishing kiss at the door, they settle in the living room for several drinks. For talking, for kissing."

I just had to read this book, having just completed Superior Women by this author. I found this book rather entertaining with a multitude of characters of the art a literary world.

The couple in the story, Stella Blake and Richard Fallon seems to have the world at their feet for them, and they are compatible in many ways. They both love cooking for each other, dining out at exotic restaurants, and they truly seem to love each other very much. But do they really? For Richard Fallon is a dificult man, sometimes hard to please and poor Stella finds herself sometimes trying too hard. That's the mystery of it all and the reason this book is called Almost Perfect, so you must read on and see what happens when the party decorations come down and life challenges are thrown their way.

Almost Perfect held my interest and attention, and I highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 18/03/06)
Dibei
The beauty of this book is the author's inside the mind of the woman who knows what she's thinking and why, but continues to continue. The ambiguity of loving the wrong man in the right way at the right time. Positing her own development as a personality and a published author against the neediness of the beautiful man who loves me; therefore, I must be beautiful and lovable even if my famous, important father did not think so. Reveals the male character as well as the female character by balancing the power plays of his success vs her success and his neediness and her neediness. The triumph of the strong woman while her friends still search for the male completeness is an ironic ending. You just can not have success and love? The descriptions of place and how they fit the yuppiness of the Bay Area add to the ambience. The characters recreate their environments and themselves. I loved the angst...
Timberahue
I read Almost Perfect right after I read Adams' Superior Women. Almost Perfect is not as good, but still display's Adams' talents: character studies, touching upon the protagonists' motives, describing the ambiance and politics to romance and keeping it all readable and engaging. I walked away from this book still not really knowing the characters and I know that Adams does better at getting inside her characters' heads.
Read it anyway. Then read Superior Women.
Sagda
Highly recommended for anyone who's ever been mixed up with someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Unfortunately highly realistic and distressing.
I was moved to write a review by the Kirkus Review -- all the dramatic faults noted are not Adams's artistic failure but rather her artistic success, for narcissists are like this: weirdly static, while also alternating between extremes of vainglorious grandiosity and nihilistic emptiness and despair. NPD doesn't make good drama because it doesn't go anywhere.
Wat!?
Story of a dysfunctional romance, compelling at times, but eventually tiresome.
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