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The Florist's Daughter
by Patricia Hampl | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by OneMorePage of Mission Viejo, California USA on 10/31/2011
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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by OneMorePage from Mission Viejo, California USA on Monday, October 31, 2011

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I got through about half of this book, but then gave up. It's interesting, but just didn't grab me enough that I wanted to continue. Hoping someone else will enjoy it more! 

Journal Entry 2 by OneMorePage at Mission Viejo, California USA on Monday, October 31, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (10/31/2011 UTC) at Mission Viejo, California USA


the very kind MoutainWren sent me a book off her wishlist, and in return I went through her wishlist and discovered I had a bunch of her wishes on my TBR shelf. It took longer than I'd hoped, but I'm finally getting a nice big RABCK stack off to her. Enjoy!!

Dear Reader:

What you have in your hands is an honest-to-goodness gift, no strings attached. You may keep it forever and ever, pass it on to a friend, or release it in the wild. I know it may seem a little odd to find this lying around--it's my way of touching the lives of others in a positive way, with the hope that it made your day. I hope you'll journal so all the previous and future readers can track this book's journey.

Thanks, and happy BookCrossing!


Journal Entry 3 by Mountainwren at Rockville, Maryland USA on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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Memoirs are one of my favorite genres! Thank you for the thoughtful RABCK. 

Journal Entry 4 by Mountainwren at Bethesda, Maryland USA on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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As Patricia Hampl sits bedside during her mother's fading moments, she recalls her formative years as the daughter of a feisty, distrustful Irishwoman and a handsome, gentle Czech. I love the vivid sense of place Hampl creates. I have never been to St. Paul, but could visualize the streets, the river, the fancy downtown store where wealthy visitors purchased arrangements from Hampl's father. As the granddaughter of a feisty Irish woman and her handsome, gentle husband, I could connect to many of Hampl's reminiscences. The love she feels for her parents, even when feeling frustrated by the confines of a claustrophobic Catholic girlhood, is palpable.

Thanks for the chance to read this book. I will soon send it along on its journey - thinking of a wild release somewhere with flowers (public garden?) 

Journal Entry 5 by Mountainwren at Friends of the Library, Gaithersburg Branch in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (7/18/2013 UTC) at Friends of the Library, Gaithersburg Branch in Gaithersburg, Maryland USA


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