Sleeping Beauties

by Susanna Moore | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 067975539x Global Overview for this book
Registered by MarthaEllen of Detroit, Michigan USA on 9/6/2011
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MarthaEllen from Detroit, Michigan USA on Tuesday, September 06, 2011
I love reading Susanna Moore. I especially enjoy her writing when the setting is Hawaii.

Journal Entry 2 by MarthaEllen at Detroit, Michigan USA on Friday, December 09, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (12/9/2011 UTC) at Detroit, Michigan USA

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Controlled release to Ravencat, Enjoy.

Journal Entry 3 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Thursday, December 15, 2011
Book arrived today with a beautiful card. Thank-you MarthaEllen for this Rabck. After I have finished reading it I will journal my thoughts and make sure that it travels on once again.

From the cover: Susanna Moore's novel is set in a Hawaii whose shimmering beauty and melancholy traditions are at once seductive and dangerously hard to leave. Or so they prove for Clio, a thirteen year old runaway who is raised by her eccentric aunt Emma, a collector of legends, myths, and rites of their native island. Emma teaches Clio what it means to "swim out of current time," to exchange her small past for a grand one. But when that same past begins to take on a crushing weight, Clio on impulse marries a well-known Hollywood actor, providing her with the promise escape from her family and the entanglements of island life.

Journal Entry 4 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Monday, January 16, 2012
This was the first book of Susanna Moore that I have read and found this book to be quite fascinating especially with the Hawaiian theme and numerous references of its culture and language. It was a little slow going for me in the beginning but as the storyline progressed with Clio and her persistent determination to leave Tommy the Hollywood actor to return to her life as she knows it in Hawaii, I was enthralled with the story and the final outcome of her quest. Thank-you MarthaEllen for sharing this book with me.


UPDATE: January 2012

Now will be an Intl. Bookray. Usual rules apply and last reader is free to do as they wish with the book. Enjoy!


1. Icila (France) Intl ship
2. lydoula (Belgium) Intl ship
3. carelaisa (Canada) CAN/US ship
4. aunt-sophie (Canada) <~~~~Book Here 08 May 2012

Journal Entry 5 by ravencat at Lancaster, New York USA on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (1/18/2012 UTC) at Lancaster, New York USA

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Sent to Icila, the first participant in this bookray. Enjoy :)

Journal Entry 6 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Thursday, January 26, 2012
The book arrived yesterday. Thanks a lot ravencat !

Journal Entry 7 by wingIcilawing at Nantes, Pays de la Loire France on Saturday, February 04, 2012
What a lovely novel ! I so enjoyed these women.
Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 8 by wingIcilawing at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, February 06, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (2/6/2012 UTC) at La Chapelle-sur-Erdre, Pays de la Loire France

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On its way to lydoula in Belgium.

Journal Entry 9 by lydoula at Ixelles / Elsene, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Thursday, February 16, 2012
It arrived yesterday. Thanx a lot Icila :)

Journal Entry 10 by lydoula at Ixelles / Elsene, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Friday, March 02, 2012
From time to time I was sure that I could see the houses with the gardens she was describing and the forest, the ponds, all her descriptions were really vivid.
I would love if there was some kind of a small dictionary at the end for all the hawaiian names, places and things.

Generally, I liked this novel but most of all I liked the way the writer presented Clio and felt sympathy for her, as she was trying all her life to escape from abusive people or from permanent situations. After a while reading the book, I had the impression that she was trying to escape from herself, the Clio who is part of the myths and stories, the true island girl.

Journal Entry 11 by lydoula at Ixelles / Elsene, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (3/15/2012 UTC) at Ixelles / Elsene, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium

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I am really sorry for the delay of the book, I had some health problems last week and was admitted to the hospital. Fortunately, everything is fine, I will mail the book first thing tomorrow morning.

Journal Entry 12 by carelaisa at Québec, Québec Canada on Thursday, March 29, 2012
rec'd today in the mail.

looking forward to read this book; thanks lydoula for sending it my way and ravencat for sharing this book with us!

Journal Entry 13 by carelaisa at Québec, Québec Canada on Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Finally read the book and...

Definitely a book for women, filled with traditional themes and yet, mesmerising in its way. We have the clash of ancient traditions and modern society and those who want to live to the max, without traditions. And the main character gets caught in that, having to choose for herself at the end what she wants. The writing is fluid yet tenuous sometimes but, it does its work and gets you into the story. You either love or hate the characters, I felt there weren’t no in between possibilities. I finished the book, not knowing exactly how I felt about it but it left me with the impression that traditions shouldn’t die, they should be kept though not follow as a religion. I would say it’s a good read.

Journal Entry 14 by carelaisa at Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (5/2/2012 UTC) at Book Box, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Going into aunt-sophie's Women's Fiction Book Box (round 2).

Journal Entry 15 by rem_VSP-560485 at Gatineau, Québec Canada on Tuesday, May 08, 2012
This came back in my 2nd Women's Fiction Bookbox

Released 6 yrs ago (11/2/2014 UTC) at Quelque part à Gatineau / Somewhere in Gatineau, Québec Canada

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