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The Summer without Men
by Siri Hustvedt | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingChaniawing of Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on 3/14/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingChaniawing from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Mia Fredrickson, the wry, vituperative, tragic comic, poet narrator of The Summer Without Men, has been forced to reexamine her own life. One day, out of the blue, after thirty years of marriage, Mia’s husband, a renowned neuroscientist, asks her for a “pause.” This abrupt request sends her reeling and lands her in a psychiatric ward. The June following Mia’s release from the hospital, she returns to the prairie town of her childhood, where her mother lives in an old people’s home. Alone in a rented house, she rages and fumes and bemoans her sorry fate. Slowly, however, she is drawn into the lives of those around her—her mother and her close friends,“the Five Swans,” and her young neighbor with two small children and a loud angry husband—and the adolescent girls in her poetry workshop whose scheming and petty cruelty carry a threat all their own. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingChaniawing at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Yes, lovely book! I loved the cover, and those couple of small drawings in the book, the poems and the story itself of course. So many women, at so different age and situation. Gentle, quiet, wise book.

Sending to Annimanni next, enjoy. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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Received with warm thanks :) 


Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Hustvedt has yet to disappoint me. This was a beautiful, intelligent, sad and funny and characteristically warm story with authentic characters. Loved it!

Here's an insightful review from the Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/feb/20/summer-without-men-siri-hustvedt-review

 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Sokoksen kahvila, PKS-miitti in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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Released 4 yrs ago (1/8/2013 UTC) at Sokoksen kahvila, PKS-miitti in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 6 by sipanuma at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

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A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. And I'm not sure if I needed more books to my To-Be-Read Pile -- as a matter of fact not really -- but Annimanni said this one's good.. Thanks for release :) will try it when I get a chance. 


Journal Entry 7 by sipanuma at OBCZ Columbus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, December 28, 2013

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Released 3 yrs ago (12/28/2013 UTC) at OBCZ Columbus in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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:I 


Journal Entry 8 by Lamiena at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, December 19, 2014

8 out of 10

:) 


Journal Entry 9 by Lamiena at Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, December 19, 2014

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Released 2 yrs ago (12/19/2014 UTC) at Kaapelitehdas / Cable Factory in Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland

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Left on a bench near info. 


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