This is not your typical novel about a sewing circle but so much more with great character development set in the Pacific Northwest. It is about domestic violence and how necessary a support group is to these women who are trying to make it after this abuse.
This novel is written as an oral history telling the story of a fictional iconic rock band in the 70s. You'll hear from all parties about their rise--and fall--and how it was that they came to write the most critically-acclaimed album of the decade. I loved how strong the women in the book were, and how they always stood up for themselves and their beliefs. This is one of those books that I kept thinking about long after I finished reading it. Probably my top pick of 2019!
The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah is a beautifully written novel about survival in the Alaskan wilderness and from domestic abuse at the hands of her father. Hannah's vivid descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness and lifestyle makes you feel as if you are actually there. The main character, Leni, displays resilience and courage beyond her years. She finds solace in the Alaska she has come to love, which she leaves and eventually returns to a lost love.
I liked this book as it really was funny and kept me laughing. It’s been a while since I enjoyed a book with the quirky characters that were lovable. The author refers to Tom Hanks but not in the way you would think- sit back and relax with a good cup of tea or coffee and expect to be humored.
Five years. That’s how long Coyote and her dad, Rodeo, have lived on the road in an old school bus, criss-crossing the nation. It’s also how long ago Coyote lost her mom and two sisters in a car crash. Coyote hasn’t been home in all that time, but when she learns that the park in her old neighborhood is being demolished―the very same park where she, her mom, and her sisters buried a treasured memory box―she knows she’ll do whatever it takes to get back in time to save it. So she hatches a crazy plan to get her dad to drive 3,600 miles back to Washington state in four days. Along the way, they’ll pick up a strange crew of misfit travelers, including a goat named Gladys. Over the course of thousands of miles, Coyote will learn that going home can sometimes be the hardest journey of all…but that with friends by her side, she just might be able to make it.
This story chronicles the breaking of claims of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein and a multitude of other important media figures, and the lengths they go to in order to discredit them. This book is infuriating, and truly makes you appreciate the rigors of investigative journalism.
This book is the third one in her series of a small town community called Mason , Missouri where Arthur Truluv lived. Some of her familiar characters, such as Iris, Maddy and her daughter Nola, are focused on in this book. It is a heartwarming story of life and imagination. Maddy and her daughter, Nola, come back to live in Mason with Iris. They get invited to join in the group of ladies known as The Confession Club, which is more like sharing a confession that happened during one’s life on a weekly basis that includes dinner and dessert. Some of these confessions are funny while others are sad.
If you have read ”Arthur Truluv“and its sequel “A Night of Miracles”, you will thoroughly enjoy reading this one. Elizabeth Berg does not disappoint with her beautiful words and story about her character lives. I was drawn into this world by chapter two and did not want it to end. Truly a great read of 2019.