The Evolution of Jane

The Evolution of Jane

by Cathleen Schine

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The Evolution of Jane 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. The author creatively weaved the story of Jane figuring out what happened between her and her friend and Darwin's evolution theories he developed from the Galapagos Islands. The way Jane applies Darwin to her life was very amusing. Her shipmates are hilarious. This book really made me want to read other books by this author, even though I have never heard of her before. A must read for the intelligent woman who hasn't quite figured it all out yet!
StoutHearted on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An interesting story that doesn't really pan out. Jane takes a guided boat tour of the Galapagos Islands and finds that her guide is herformer best friend and cousin, Martha. Surrounded by the marvels of evolution, Jane can only ruminate on the evolution of her failed friendship, leading to a most anticlimatic ending which must take the place of closure. The pace of the novel switches between the present and Jane's childhood memories. While the author does well with scenery descriptions, the novel gets bogged down with Jane's self-conscious obsession over Martha.
kboucher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book club didn't enjoy this book. The word obsessive comes to mind. The general sense of the group was that her obsession over why the friendship ended gave us a clue as to why Martha doesn't want to be her friend anymore.
NewsieQ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane Barlow Schwartz heads to the Galapagos Islands at the urging of her mother after a painful split with her husband. By coincidence, the tour leader is her cousin and former best friend, Martha Barlow. Jane spends the vacation obsessing on why their friendship ended and about family secrets. Evolution is at the center of the tour and manifests itself in Jane's musings. Lightweight and frothy.
sanken211 More than 1 year ago
Somewhat interesting and light read. Liked the Darwin stuff and learning about the Galapagos. Sometimes a little self-indulgent.
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