©2003 Gwendolyn Johnson Acsadi; (P)2004 Recorded Books,LLC
I really really loved this book. I listened to it on a 7 hour drive and was thoroughly entertained. I was so in to the characters and found parts very heart warming. I enjoy books about family issues. I see this book had mixed reviews, but I enjoyed it very much. I wish that the author would write a sequel. I recommend this book. I will now look for another book by Ms. Forster. I like her style.
The main character gets to know her family. Building a relationship with each.
The Grandfather - in his own way he wanted to see his family become closer and accept each other.
The Grandfather getting to know his son-in-law and his future grandaughter's husband.
The Grandfather was funny
Great read/listen. Enjoyed the story line.
It reminded me of Black cultural views in the South. Skin color appears to be so important.
I would have to say it was when Juliette was in the hospital and everyone was saying she had had an abortion. Rumors spread like wild fire. Family was the main instigators.
Excitement, the story made me feel like I was back at home in the Mississippi Delta.
When I read a synopsis of the story, I really wanted to hear the entire storyline. I lived in Hawaii and the author hit the nail right on the head when describing how Polynesian men treat their women. They do not view any work outside the home as relevant. Some are quite sexist.
This was a Great read, I love Gwynne Forster, can't wait to listen to another one of her books.
This is my second audio by Gwynne Forster. She is an excellent writer and has a gift for understandable English. The many characters are extinct and memorable. Dysfunction can be recognized in families; but there are always a few who are loyal and attached without reserve. This story is about family, many of which can be close, distant by blood or via marriage. Feelings of love, resentment and envy are presented in the story, and is a product of writer who can reach, touch, and give many elements of "a Family"
well articulated and a positive representation of all the characters.
This book was complicated... it was also a bit boring. It didn't grab you and make you want more...It was just a listen I wanted to hurry up and finish. I did like the way the story ended.
I love Gwynne Forster's books but this story had too much going on and it took awhile for me to really be able to get into it. I don't know if it was the narrator's voice or what. By the time I got to the end, I was so disappointed. Don't waste your time listening to this. You'll do better going to the library and reading the book; that way you can at least give it back.
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