Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams? When 90-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother's ashes, lost there 70 years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently shed husbands, and have a secondary agenda: they'd like a little action. And they get it.
Alternating narratives weave together Feather and Bubbles' odyssey. The two women head south from Canada to Mexico, where Bubbles' long-dead mother, grandmother, and grandfather turn up, enlivening the narrative with their hilarious antics. In Mexico, where reality and magic co-exist, Feather gets a new sense of her mother, and Bubbles' quest for her mother's ashes - and a new man - increases her zest for life. Unlike most women her age, fun-loving Bubbles takes risks, believing she's immortal. She doesn't hold back in any way, eating heartily and lusting after strangers, exulting in her youthful spirit. Has Bubbles discovered a fountain of youth that everyone can drink from?
©2015 Lily Iona MacKenzie (P)2016 Lily Iona MacKenzie
I was constantly telling people about this book while I was listening to it. I adored it! I haven't read Water for Chocolate since the early 90's but this book reminded me of it in many ways. It's magical & fantastical!
Heather, Bubbles & Feather are 3 distinct characters who can also blend as one. The story telling of these characters was some of the best parts. The past & present blended well. You could visualize the time periods. I simply loved this book!
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This could be a time travel but is not. A 90 year old(Bubbles, the mother) and her 60 year old (Feather, the daughter) daughter travel to Mexico to collect the ashes of Feather's grandmother. They are of Irish descent and believe in magic. Their misadventures kept me entertained as they became involved with the men of the country. The narrator was ver good. She told the story and all of the characters voices were the same. But did not distract from the story. Loved the conclusion.
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Bubbles and Feather go on a road trip together for several reasons. This is an adventure, fantasy , mystery, with a bit of romance and a whole lot of self-discovery.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
"Could get confusing"
This book tells of the journey from Canada to Mexico by a mother and daughter to collect the grandmother's ashes. As the blurb says Granny comes back from the dead.
If the story had been left at that point with the three women having some surreal reunion/adventure down in Mexico it would have been enough, in my opinion, but somehow additional deceased family members arrived, and it just got a little too ridiculous.
Add in the constant jumps back to the past and how, where, why etc these people all came from and why they're the people they are now and it was just a bit too confusing to keep on top of.
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