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The Summer Without Men
by Siri Hustvedt | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Emilena74 of Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on 5/25/2011
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Haugtussa): travelling


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5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Emilena74 from Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This book has not been rated.

"Out of the blue, your husband of thirty years asks you for a pause in your marriage to indulge his infatuation with a young Frenchwoman. Do you: a) assume it's a passing affair and play along b) angrily declare the marriage over c) crack up d) retreat to a safe haven and regroup? Mia Fredricksen cracks up first, then decamps for the summer to the prairie town of her childhood, where she rages, fumes, and bemoans her sorry fate as abandoned spouse. But little by little, she is drawn into the lives of those around her; her mother and her circle of feisty widows, her young neighbour, with two small children and a loud, angry husband; and the diabolical pubescent girls in her poetry class. By the end of the summer without men, wiser though definitely not sadder, Mia knows what she wants to fight for and on whose terms. Provocative, mordant, and fiercely intelligent, The Summer Without Men is a gloriously vivacious tragi-comedy about women and girls, love and marriage, and the age-old war between the sexes -- a novel for our times by one of the most acclaimed American writers." 


Journal Entry 2 by Emilena74 at Jessheim, Akershus fylke Norway on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

3 out of 10

I tried to read this book, but unfortunately it wasn't for me...  


Journal Entry 3 by Emilena74 at a fellow bookcrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (6/22/2011 UTC) at a fellow bookcrosser, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

There was still room in the envelope... Hopefully you will enjoy this book more than I did...

 


Journal Entry 4 by gunvor at Søborg, København Amt Denmark on Friday, June 24, 2011

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Thanks for this book, I have been wishing for this, without having it on my wishlist - lucky me:-)  


Journal Entry 5 by gunvor at Søborg, København Amt Denmark on Saturday, August 13, 2011

9 out of 10

I really enjoyed this one. Not a happy story, but and interesting description of women and the problems/issues of different generations.  


Journal Entry 6 by gunvor at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, March 04, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (2/21/2012 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

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Given to another book crosser at the BC meeting in Stavanger. 


Journal Entry 7 by shalott-me at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

7 out of 10

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Journal Entry 8 by shalott-me at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, June 01, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (6/1/2012 UTC) at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway

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Handed over to lunacia.  


Journal Entry 9 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, June 01, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I got this from shalott-me today. I have never read anything by Siri Hustvedt, but have wanted to for quite a while. Looking forward to read this! 


Journal Entry 10 by winglunaciawing at Sandnes, Rogaland fylke Norway on Monday, June 04, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I just had to read this, so I put all other books aside for it.

Haugtussa wants to read it when I'm done. 


Journal Entry 11 by winglunaciawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, September 01, 2012

This book has not been rated.

Released 5 yrs ago (9/1/2012 UTC) at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Handed over to Haugtussa at the meetup today. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Saturday, September 01, 2012

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Got the book today at the meet-up, and started reading it on the bus back home. Couldn't really concentrate as someone was shooting a film on the same bus! A girl and a boy storming into the bus, he following her whilst eating an apple! I do wonder what it was all about... 


Journal Entry 13 by wingHaugtussawing at Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Sunday, September 16, 2012

This book has not been rated.

I've finished the book - and I can't really say that I enjoyed it. It's not that kind of a book. But the characters did grip me. 


Journal Entry 14 by wingHaugtussawing at Varg Veum statuen in Bergen, Hordaland fylke Norway on Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (9/14/2012 UTC) at Varg Veum statuen in Bergen, Hordaland fylke Norway

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

This book was placed at the feet of Varg Veum.
The book is taking part in the Monopoly game, turn 13, for team Racecar.

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