The Odds

The Odds

A Love Story

Large Print - 2012
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Love is a gamble. When Marion and Art go to Niagara Falls for Valentine's weekend, they go all in at a Niagara Falls casino-- liquidating their savings and risking it at the roulette wheel.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611733969
1611733960
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION O'Nan Stewart 05/2012
Characteristics: 215 p. ;,22 cm.

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AL_ANNAL Apr 17, 2017

Honest and moving portrait of a long-time but currently stressed marriage...

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uncommonreader
Jan 29, 2014

This is a good character study, but it is a slight book. A book to be read on 25+ wedding anniversaries.

dianapoet Jan 27, 2013

Good writing. I enjoyed this character study. Realistic and entertaining.

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cvonbehren
Dec 29, 2012

I liked the characters, but it could have used a stronger ending.

branch_reviews Oct 31, 2012

The story shows how much love can be a gamble. It starts out with Marion and Art Fowler who have been married for 33 years. They have been thinking of divorce so, as their last bet on marriage, they liquidate their savings and book a bridal suite at Niagara Falls' ritziest casino for a second honeymoon. They end up risking everything at the roulette wheel to try to win back their home, finances, and their marriage, thus what are the odds. The author Stewart O'Nan has written thirteen award winning novels. He lives in Pittsburgh. Reviewed by LR.

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janetplanet9
Aug 03, 2012

I wanted to like this book a lot more than I actually did. I want O'Nan to write another "A Prayer for the Dying", or even another "Last Night at the Lobster". Neither the plot nor the characters drew me in but because Stewart O'Nan wrote it, I finished it, hoping something interesting might happen. It didn't. Sigh.

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shanauer
Jun 19, 2012

I'm a big fan of Mr. O'Nan. This book is weirdly very interesting. I recommend.

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samanark
Jun 04, 2012

I absolutely love Stewart O'Nan, I would read his grocery list!

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jquickmsw
Mar 14, 2012

O'Nan understands how people think, what makes them do what they do (or fail to do it), how they feel and make others feel. Sherman Alexie thinks he's brilliant, and Sherman never lies. All O'Nan's novels are character-driven, not a piece of cardboard among them; utterly believable, eminently readable, wonderful in their own quiet, slyly funny way.

Mary43 Feb 18, 2012

So very fascinating how O'Nan can get into the minds of his charachters! This was a very interesting look into a relationship supposedly about to end. His writing is haunting.

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