Was She Pretty? Deceivingly simple, Leanne Shapton's Was She Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their exes...in just a few sentences. For Fans… Was She Pretty? Deceivingly simple, Leanne Shapton's Was She Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their exes...in just a few sentences. For Fans… 2006-10-31 Fiction Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Review

Was She Pretty? (2006)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Oct 31, 2006; Writer: Leanne Shapton; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Deceivingly simple, Leanne Shapton's Was She Pretty pairs melancholy, broad-stroked portraits with stories about sundry men and their exes...in just a few sentences.

For Fans of...
The Nails' song ''88 Lines About 44 Women''; Jules and Jim.

Does It Deliver?
Droll gemlike lines (''Alasdair's ex-girlfriend was his first cousin.... They were a close-knit clan of eccentric and photogenic aristocrats'') will amuse, then leave you wistful and wanting more.

Originally posted Nov 10, 2006 Published in issue #907 Nov 17, 2006 Order article reprints
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