Paula Spencer

by Roddy Doyle | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099501376 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmeganhwing of Preston, Victoria Australia on 6/30/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 30, 2012
Purchased from The Book Grocer with the last of my book voucher from last year's birthday. Hoping this is as good as The Woman Who Walked into Doors. Different cover art on my copy.

Journal Entry 2 by wingmeganhwing at Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Friday, May 31, 2013
An excellent read, started and finished in three days. The telling of Paula's year between her 48th and 49th birthday is both depressing and inspirational. She is moving on, given up drinking but fighting against the urge to drink every day of her life. She also has to deal with her daughter Leanne's alcoholism, her childrens' scepticism and long-term hurt from their upbringing as well as her physical pain from all the injuries her late husband gave her. It is a story about healing and trying to make a new start whilst dealing with all the pain and bad memories.
Roddy Doyle is an insightful writer and really made me think about how alcoholism can affect an entire family.

Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 14, 2013
Caught today at Green Sage Cafe, on to Mt TBR it goes.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, October 17, 2013
Somewhat sad, somewhat heartening story of a recovering alcoholic. Very readable.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmarmee463wing at Unconvention 2013 in Queenstown, Otago New Zealand on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (10/17/2013 UTC) at Unconvention 2013 in Queenstown, Otago New Zealand

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Journal Entry 6 by wingfuturecatwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, October 18, 2013
Picked up from the book table at the Queenstown uncon.

Journal Entry 7 by wingfuturecatwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Wow, this has been on my TBR pile for a long time! I haven't read The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, but this book stood on its own pretty well - heartbreaking at times, but also quietly optimistic.

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