I am glad that I waited all these years to finally read this book. Had I read it as a child, the wonderful message and language might have been lost on me. But I know I would have enjoyed it all the same.
I don't know what took me so long to read this critically acclaimed novel. I am 40 and I have loved to read since I was old enough to scribble what was supposed to be my name on my first library card. I'm not sure this book wasn't brought into my life until now, but I am so grateful and plan to start it over again immediately!!
A hopeless book lover
Love both but the audio version more. The narrator brings everything to life for me.
When Katie talks to Francie about romantic love, first as a mother, then as a woman. A very powerful moment indeed.
Too many but getting flowers from her father when she graduated brought me to tears.
I read this book as a young girl and many times since. I always come away with something more. A truly wonderful book.
Wonderful story of early 20th century immigrant life. Characters were very fleshed out and real. My only regret was not knowing about this book decades ago... I would've loved reading it in my teen years when I had more time for reading.
Wonderful character development. Full and realistic portraits of each individual. The bittersweet truth of life for so many born in this time and place.
I love books. Love to read them, listen to them, and build my stash of them.
This seems a long drawn-out story, however, staying with it the reader comes to really care about the main characters and wants to keep reading. It's like a good movie the viewer doesn't want to end.
The narrator got the voices mixed up several times, but it was well done, regardless.
The added bit after the story seems unnecessary.