Books Worth Reading
1920's Cast Iron Elephant Handsome c. 1920's cast iron elephant. Measures 8-1/2" long, 4" at its widest point and 5-3/4" tall. Original dark brown paint that has worn in places. Quite heavy at nearly 4 pounds. $ 265 4/2/12
The Movie was also good....loved the book. Siddalee Walker needs her mother's help with a play she's writing about women's friendships, so Vivi sends her the letters, photos, journals, and souvenirs from the Ya-Ya sisterhood. This group of girlfriends was wild and clever -- and stuck in a small town where they were expected to raise babies not Cain.
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy’s mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn’t believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God’s instrument. What happens to Owen, after that 1953 foul ball, is extraordinary and terrifying.
My favorite by John Irving ... "A Prayer for Owen Meany"
One of the most heart warming books I've ever read..