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Sleeping with Random Beasts

by Karin Goodwin

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In this hilarious and touching novel, twenty-nine-year-old Bean, otherwise known as Eleanor May Shank, leaves Boston on a train trip across America. Travelling aimlessly from city to city, she faces her crazy past armed with a vicious wit and a penchant for one-night stands. While trying to justify herself to family and friends, she hurtles toward her own surprising fate. Laced with wry observations and sharp insights, Sleeping with Random Beasts is impossible to put down.… (more)
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A really great read, truly illustrates how easy it is to make so many bad decisions. No glossing over family dysfunction but glad it ended on a positive note. ( )
  viviennestrauss | Nov 25, 2014 |
The author didn't pull off the nonlinear parts of the story very well, but I enjoyed the book anyway. It was believable. And it also made my mistakes look far more trivial. ( )
  fillechaude | Sep 2, 2008 |
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In this hilarious and touching novel, twenty-nine-year-old Bean, otherwise known as Eleanor May Shank, leaves Boston on a train trip across America. Travelling aimlessly from city to city, she faces her crazy past armed with a vicious wit and a penchant for one-night stands. While trying to justify herself to family and friends, she hurtles toward her own surprising fate. Laced with wry observations and sharp insights, Sleeping with Random Beasts is impossible to put down.

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