What We Keep (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

by Elizabeth Berg | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0345423291 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bookaddict22 of St. Louis, Missouri USA on 10/19/2003
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bookaddict22 from St. Louis, Missouri USA on Sunday, October 19, 2003
This book is in excellent condition. A Ballantine Reader's Circle book. Will be starting a bookring soon- PM me if you are interested and I'd be happy to add you to the list!

On October 27th- bookring started...

TigerLily4- Nebraska
arugh48187- Minnesota
WarEagle78- Alabama
EarthAngel- Canada <--- book is here
Kymberlie- Texas
ppagano- Florida
nmarshall88- Tennessee
Mamikaem- Missouri
tnelson99- Missouri
bookaddict22- back to me in Missouri

It's not too late to add your name to the ring- PM me if you are interested!

Released on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at Released to another bookcrosser in Lincoln, Nebraska USA.

Mailed today to Bookcrosser TigerLily4 in Nebraska! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by TigerLily4 from Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Friday, October 31, 2003
Received in the mail today from bookaddict22. Thanks! It's going to the top of my TBR pile.

Journal Entry 4 by TigerLily4 from Lincoln, Nebraska USA on Sunday, November 09, 2003
Berg is always a great read! This was especially meaningful to me because the main character is 47, and I am, too. It always seems to give a book a special perspective when I am the same age as the narrator (I read Margaret Atwood's "A Handmaid's Tale" when I was 33, the same age as the narrator). This is about mothers/daughters/families and how what we remember from our childhood may not be very accurate, since we saw the events through a child's eyes and were protected from the truth by our parents' love. I would recommend this book; it is a quick read.

Released on Sunday, November 09, 2003 at sent to fellow bookcrosser in Lincoln, Nebraska USA.

Sent to fellow bookcrosser arugh48187 as part of bookaddict22's bookring!

Journal Entry 6 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Thursday, November 13, 2003
Received this book in the mail today. I have a few bookrings ahead of it, but will read it as soon as I can.

Journal Entry 7 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Tuesday, December 30, 2003
It never ceases to amaze me how I can plow through a book in a day or two if I like it, but it takes me a week or more to read one I don't like. Needless to say, it took me a little over a day to finish this one off. Elizabeth Berg is a beautiful writer. Her insight into the relationship between mothers and daughters is astounding. Her characters are very real and after reading this book, I felt like I knew Sharla and Ginny personally. This book was an excellent read.

I have the address of the next person on the list, so this one will be mailed out tomorrow. Thanks for organizing this one bookaddict22 and sorry I kept it so long.

Journal Entry 8 by arugh48187 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Released on Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at Post Office at 153rd and Garrett in Apple Valley, MN, postal release USA.

And on to the next person on the list...

Journal Entry 9 by WarEagle78 from Hoover, Alabama USA on Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Received from arugh48187. (It travelled from Minnesota and brought the frigid weather with it.) Will journal again when read. The reviews sound great! I'll probably get started on it tonight.

Journal Entry 10 by WarEagle78 from Hoover, Alabama USA on Friday, January 09, 2004
What a gem! As the other journalers have noted, this was a quick read because it was so enjoyable.

As everyone has said, this is a story of mothers/daughters/families told through the eyes of the youngest daughter, now an adult with daughters of her own. While the tales spins around the actions of the mother (beautifully foreshadowed, by the way) I was most struck by the relationship between the sisters. Especially important, it seemed to me, was the way the younger sister turned away from the things that seemed right to her, in order to show solidarity with her older sister. Not having a sister, I was facinated by this dynamic.

What a treat future readers have in store! I'll have in mail as soon as I get EarthAngel's address.

Journal Entry 11 by WarEagle78 from Hoover, Alabama USA on Saturday, January 10, 2004
This book has headed off to EarthAngel in Canada today!

Journal Entry 12 by EarthAngel from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Sorry i did not journal, it was in a box while I moved and then my step daughter wanted to arrange my mountain of books, so it got past me!

I will start this in the next day or so and will hurry!!

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