Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

Large Print - 2018
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Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever? These nine perfect strangers are about to find out. Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can't even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be. Frances Welty, the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She's immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don't look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House. Could this person really have the answers Frances didn't even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer— or should she run while she still can? It's not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question. Combining all of the hallmarks that have made her writing a go-to for anyone looking for wickedly smart, page-turning fiction that will make you laugh and gasp, Liane Moriarty's Nine Perfect Strangers once again shows why she is a master of her craft.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2018]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432859008
1432859005
Branch Call Number: LT FIC Moriarty L
Characteristics: 653 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 pt.)
Alternative Title: 9 perfect strangers

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ximenavalverde1
Oct 15, 2020

“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty is about 9 people who attend a health resort called Tranquilium House, all hoping to achieve different goals at the end of the 10 days. Over the course of the book, it gives details of the ten day stay through the perspective of all the characters. I really like this book because it thoroughly explains how the characters feel through their own perspectives over the stay. It has plot twists that would have not even crossed my mind. I also enjoyed the ending although I hoped for another alternative. Overall, I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it!

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kaylenebrady
Oct 13, 2020

Least favorite of all her books. I suggest leaving it for last. Her storytelling skills weren't on fire on this one. Otherwise, I give all her other books 5 stars. Love this author.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 21, 2020

I wish I could give negative stars. Rich, bored, self-obsessed whiners go to a more than full service spa for 10 days of unlimited messages, individual workout training, unlimited counseling sessions--and the first night the dinner consists of 12 entirely different, individualized meals. Then they do nothing but whine and mope and feel even sorrier for themselves until they learn they are being drugged. More feeling sorry for themselves ensues.
I can see that Moriarty was trying to write a Maeve Binchy style--story of weaving together threads of stories to make a novel. What she did for me, was offer 12 horrid people who I had hoped would all die in the end. I usually give authors a second or even third chance, but I am DONE with Moriarty.

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mmyjer20
Sep 21, 2020

I listened to this in the car. It was engaging and thought provoking. Well done.

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stefaniet
Aug 26, 2020

A little slow throughout and then the ending hits HARD but still really cool story and was able to capture the perspectives of each character nicely.

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esrobbins
Aug 09, 2020

This was just okay. I’ve read a few other books by her and this one didn’t interest me as much as the others. It was a good story but then it went a little overboard. She does a good job creating characters that you care about. You want to keep reading to find out what happens to them, but not one of her best works.

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mliz84321
Jun 30, 2020

Not a great one. I kept reading thinking it would get better but it kinda just gets weirder, disappointing and confusing. I did enjoy the characters and found most to be humorous. I wouldn’t recommend this unless you really have nothing else better to read....

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Katie_Dublin
Jun 14, 2020

Very funny, with enough intrigue to keep you interested.

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karen_giesbrecht
Apr 07, 2020

An enjoyable read, especially for how it pokes fun at the wellness industry and what we think will make us happy. Maybe too many characters, but while it doesn't expand your horizons, it does wrap up well.

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cassmazza
Mar 22, 2020

The plot dragged for half of the novel, and then everything afterward felt unrealistic and rushed.

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u1536000309422 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 40 and 67

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