I love Elizabeth McGovern!! I was hooked on Downton Abby and it was nice to hear her narrate this.
The story moved along, and I didn't ever want to shut it off. I couldn't wait to see what happen in the next chapter.
Absolutely! I even had it on at the gym instead of exercise music!
This was a great one, don't miss out on this one.
I would recommend this book because it provides a unique view of history and world events from the eyes of a New York City orphan / Kansas farm girl.
As Cora ages, she becomes worldwise and her compassion continues to grow, It was incredibly touching at Allen's funeral, when she embraces Raymond.
This is a wonderful look under the facade of the 1920s and the changing culture. The main character embodies the shock and wonder at the social changes that took place in the 1900s and ultimate becomes the voice of change. Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended.
There really was no story, just a chronology of an era through a midwestern woman's life. It was a pleasant book and had some salient views of society and morals and non-standard relationships, but no real tension or depth.
The main character is lovely, and her evolution while in New York is a charming story. It just should've ended there. Still highly recommended.
Fun, entertaining, unique
When Cora attempts to mimic Louise's seductiveness with the German
I laughed a few times
Historic True Fiction
When I realized the main characters were real people! The book is not just a well told story but about people who lived. While the summer in New York is pivotal, it is what happens in Cora's life afterwards that is interesting.
When Cora realizes that the person she had been in Louise's eyes that summer was truer than she had thought at the time. As she realizes this, she accepts the way her own attitudes and beliefs are evolving.
I went into it thinking it was a piece of historic fiction. Later, I realized that there must have been a lot of research into the book. The difference is that the story in fiction can be shaped. In this case, the outcome would not change, but the process of Cora's insights and the choices she made was presented through the storytelling. It is also an interesting story in that Cora lived two lives, the one in her home and the one outside her home.
I have a general rule of only listening to books while on the treadmill. It was such an interesting, thoughtful, and captivating listen, so it served as a great motivator. I am picky and I can truly say I loved it!
I love the use of on-going themes. A bit of everything is in this book, and written for the most part in a thoughtful manner.
A truly great listen with something for everyone!
I plan to recommend this book to my friends who love books as much as I do.
I liked that the story took me down I path I never expected. I had no idea that these things went on quietly in homes in the U.S. during this time period. I was very SURPRIZED to say the least.
The most shocking scene was my favorite; when Cora learns the truth about Alan.