The Obituary Writer: A Novel

by Ann Hood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0393346773 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wildflower37 of Montclair, New Jersey USA on 7/23/2012
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wildflower37 from Montclair, New Jersey USA on Sunday, December 08, 2013
Advanced reader copy bought at book sale in town.

Journal Entry 2 by wildflower37 at Montclair, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
very dreamy, beautifully written...

Journal Entry 3 by wildflower37 at Montclair, New Jersey USA on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Released 4 yrs ago (8/16/2015 UTC) at Montclair, New Jersey USA

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Send as part of VBB. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
I received this great book as my selection from the General Literature VBB, thanks so much for offering it.

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookstogivewing at Springville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
This is the story of 2 young women who are connected although years apart. Claire is a young mother in 1960 who is dissatisfied with her life and slightly obsessed with Jackie Kennedy. Her whole life revolves around her husband who does not seem to want to be bothered until one day when he discovers his wife having an affair.

Vivien Lowe is a young women living in San Francisco in 1919, who completely by accident finds herself writing obituaries for the local paper. These are not the normal obituaries with dates of life and normal facts, as Vivien seems to know the deceased after talking with a family member and brings them "to life". It not only helps the bereaved but also helps Vivien herself cope with the loss of her boyfriend who disappeared after the great San Francisco earthquake in 1906.

When Claire and her husband travel to see his mother for her 80th birthday the story comes full circle and we see what has happened to Vivien after all these years.

I did not know what to expect when I started this book but I did enjoy it and it is now ready to travel on as part of the Wishlist Tag Game.

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookstogivewing at Toms River, New Jersey USA on Friday, January 20, 2017

Released 3 yrs ago (1/20/2017 UTC) at Toms River, New Jersey USA

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Released as part of the Wishlist Tag Game, Happy Reading!

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Journal Entry 7 by dvg at Toms River, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Arrived safely back in NJ today! (I see it was registered by a Jersey girl, wildflower37, whom I've shared/received some good reads. )

Thank you, bookstogive, for filling one of my wishes in the tag game! I added it to my wishlist after seeing a few blurbs in magazines on the book. I am so excited! I have a couple ahead of this one but I will be reading it very soon and sharing it. Happy dancing on my keyboard!

Journal Entry 8 by dvg at Toms River, New Jersey USA on Friday, April 06, 2018
I was immediately drawn into this story of Vivien (1919) and Claire (1960). As their stories were told, I was deep into their lives: love, loss, and friendship. I could not figure out how their lives would intercept. But it did in a surprising turn. Ann Hood tells a wonderful story. I finished this and did want a little bit more but was very happy with the whole read. No spoilers here. If you haven’t read this author, please give her a try.

Journal Entry 9 by dvg at With Another BCer, Trade -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 04, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (5/4/2018 UTC) at With Another BCer, Trade -- Controlled Releases

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This book is now traveling to Pinklady60 as part of a trade. I apologize for the delay in getting this out to you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. =)
Happy Reading and Happy BookCrossing!

Journal Entry 10 by pinklady60 at San Diego, California USA on Thursday, May 17, 2018
Received from dvg as part of a trade. Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to reading this one after reading the good reviews.

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