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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.
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Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (4/5) Portrays the power and value of female friendships.
My very most favorite book. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel by Rebecca Wells
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
Definitely worth reading and re-reading, and re-re-reading...
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
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great book club book
great book and movie.
another one to add to my reading list
Good book, not a good movie
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I believe this is my favorite book ever. It also helps you get a perspective on what it's like to become old. TOTALLY great book!
The Red Tent- Anita Diamant
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Book Review: The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Red Tent is a favourite book
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant This is my all time favorite book!
A MUST READ!!! The Red Tent retells the story of Dinah, which is found in the Biblical book of Genesis, Chapter 34. It is an amazing historical fiction book!
E.C. Book Club: Book of the Year 2003 (tie)
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Book Club: Half Broke Horses
"Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did." So begins the story of Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette Walls’s no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town—riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job. She learned to drive a car and fly a plane. And, with her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeannette’s memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle. Lily survived tornadoes, droughts, floods, the Great Depression, and the most heartbreaking personal tragedy. She bristled at prejudice of all kinds—against women, Native Americans, and anyone else who didn’t fit the mold. Rosemary Smith Walls always told Jeannette that she was like her grandmother, and in this true-life novel, Jeannette Walls channels that kindred spirit. Half Broke Horses is Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults, as riveting and dramatic as Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa or Beryl Markham’s West with the Night. Destined to become a classic, it will transfix readers everywhere.
This is a great book, read this before you read her other book, "The Glass Castle"
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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"
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A Prayer for Owen Meany : A Novel by John Irving. In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend's mother. Owen Meany believes he didn't hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. He is Irving's most heartbreaking hero.
A Prayer for Owen Meany is my favorite book.
One of the most heart warming books I've ever read..
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The Glass Castle: by Jeannette Walls. Great Book!
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls... a amazingly true story
Book Club Reads: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
one of my favorite books ever
A memoir worth reading!
The glass castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls
Loved this book.