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read 2 AM at The Cat's Pajamas reader ì Hardcover ñ marie-helene bertino ¸ [Reading] ➺ 2 AM at The Cat's Pajamas ➰ Marie-Helene Bertino – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk A sparkling enchanting and staggeringly original debut novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable charactOvers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever unless someone can find a way to uickly raise the 30000 that would save it As these three lost souls search for love music and hope on the snow covered streets of Philadelphia together they will discover life’s endless possibilities over the course of one magical night A vivacious charming and moving debut 2 Am At The Cat's Pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out lou Precocious nine year old Madeleine Altimari is mourning the recent death of her mother and has no idea how extraordinary Christmas Eve is about to be  The aspiring young jazz singer has dealt with rude classmates a school suspension and an absent father  Now it's time for her to track down the jazz club The Cat's Pajamas for her on stage debutOn the same night Madeleine's fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene is dodging her ex husband and taking a chance by going to a dinner party with some old friends including her high school crushAcross town at The Cat's Pajamas the owner has just been issued a hefty citation that puts the future of the club in jeopardyThese three main characters lead us on a journey through Philadelphia and many supporting characters connect the stories together in a charming and hilarious way  I adored the back stories humor and character authenticity that made this a surprising and magical story that I'll definitely want to re read in future Christmas seasonsI highly recommend 2 AM at The Cat's Pajamas to readers who love contemporary holiday stories full of charm and uirky charactersFor reviews visit wwwrootsandreadswordpresscom

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Ol Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia's legendary jazz club The Cat's Pajamas where she’s determined to make her on stage debut On the same day her fifth grade teacher Sarina Greene who’s just moved back to Philly after a divorce is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush afraid to hope that sparks might fly again And across town at The Cat's Pajamas club owner Lorca disc I wanted to love this book and there were times when I encountered certain phrases that so perfectly described a thought or an action that I felt as though the author had a lock on my experience of the world That being said I found this book very confusing There are several characters that I was interested in and felt connected to Their stories were interlaced with other short vignettes dealing with minor players who I didn't feel advanced the story in any way I enjoyed Madeline the nearly ten year old aspiring jazz singer and her colorful and irreverent language and Sarina the teacher who is unlucky enough to love an unavailable man but I was unmoved by Lorca the owner of the Cat's Pajamas and his son Alex who made up the other half of the story I don't feel the conclusion was satisfying to any of the characters I don't think that a book has to be tied into a neat package but the events of the magic hour at the club and what transpired were just cooky I don't really understand if the book shifted gears and went into a dream world if there was a metaphor I wasn't clever enough to get or if there was some magic at work that I just didn't buy or care about The ending had me sighing in disappointment rather than content and I find that oddThis book was provided to me by Blogging for Books to review For info please check out the in depth review on my blog

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2 AM at The Cat's PajamasA sparkling enchanting and staggeringly original debut novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters Madeleine Altimari is a smart mouthed precocious nine year old and an aspiring jazz singer As she mourns the recent death of her mother she doesn’t realize that on Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day and night of her life After bravely facing down mean spirited classmates and rejection at scho This book was sheer delight I loved how the author portrayed children as having uniue and strange personalities and desires and also their own internal livesMadeleine was a great character learning about life by learning from her mother but also following her own passion despite being banned from performing at school I love the Lorcas and the sadness of a failing business I love the principle and her life apart from school I love Sauvine who reminds me a bit of Bridget Jones The timeline was a fun structure and I kept reading funny bits to my husband Even the fact that they say Christmas Eve Eve his response I thought that was something only we saidThis is a great light holiday read recommended I read it because of a postal book swap Actual read date for me is July 8 9 2017 but will use a November date below since that is when the review is posted

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