I wanted to love this book.  I love Mark Twain's books.  I even took a course devoted to his writing when I was in graduate school.  I forced my husband to make a vacation stop at Twain's home in Connecticut.  I've been known to quote (excessively, some might say) his writing. But this book just didn't live up to my hopes.

First of all, it felt as if Susy's writing was literally de-emphasized by its placement into the smaller, inserted pages.  If ...


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