Fall On Your Knees (Oprah's Book Club)

by Ann-Marie MacDonald | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0743237188 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 2/7/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, February 07, 2013
Set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, this is a sweeping novel. It is centered in the early 20th century, with a family of first and second generation immigrants trying to make a life amongst the economic hard times of WWI and the depression.

The Piper family has been disrupted by tragedy, isolation, secrets, and sorrows. We follow Mercedes, Frances, and Lily as they struggle to grow up in a cheerless place. I am afraid to say to much as I don't want to spoil the book, but MacDonald covers labor troubles, disinheritances, child abuse, gender issues, race relations, class barriers, and religious conflicts with a deft light handed touch. I really cared for these people, and wanted them to do well. What more can you ask from a book?

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (2/21/2013 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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Sent off for possible reading for Canada days challenge. Good book.

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Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, March 31, 2013
I do need a book set in Nova Scotia for the Canadian Challenge, so maybe I'll give this a try. Thanks for sending it!

(Larger photo here.)

Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Friday, January 31, 2014
Agreed: it's hard to say much without giving too much away..but wow. This family has a very complicated life. Compared to them my family is seriously boring, thank goodness!

The story manages to touch on quite a few of the major social issues floating around North America in the first half of the 20th century: quite a lot in just over 500 pages. In the process I got a taste of Nova Scotia back then also. (Although the ick factor was fairly high in spots.)

I'm counting this as book 13/13 for my Canadian reading challenge - last one!

Here's another copy on my BookCrossing shelf.

Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, February 10, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (2/9/2014 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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This book went to a lovely lunch at Kincaid's and went home with someone else. Happy reading!

Released for awaywithfairies's Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes challenge.

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Journal Entry 6 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, October 20, 2016
This book was found in the library of Purple58, a very special woman whom I was fortunate enough to meet through our BookCrossing group, the Table of Contents.

Fiercely independent, with a loving heart and a wicked sense of humor, she was passionate about the things she believed in and was willing to stand up and be counted when necessary. She was truly a one of a kind individual, and she will be missed by all of her many friends...who prefer to believe that she's off in Vegas, having a fabulous time and eating as many desserts as she wants.

Journal Entry 7 by winghyphen8wing at Kewalo Basin Net Shed in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (10/30/2016 UTC) at Kewalo Basin Net Shed in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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To be released Saturday, October 29, at the Happy Holly-Day party.

This book is released in memory of BookCrosser purple58, who wanted all of her books to find good homes after she was gone. Please feel free to read it, keep it, pass it on...whatever you wish. If you have something to say about the book, or a memory to share about Holly, please feel free to post it here: she was never shy about sharing her opinions, so she wouldn't expect any less.

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Journal Entry 8 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, November 03, 2016
This book came home from purple58's wonderful send-off with me. I think Holly would have loved her final party and I'm glad I was able to be a part of it. This book will be heading out soon in honor of an exceptional woman who, somewhere, is probably disappointed that she didn't get another chance to give out Christmas gifts. ;)

Journal photo shows many of her books - quite a few were taken by party guests, and now I'm finding ways to share the rest. (Larger photo here - after following link, click on image to zoom.)

Journal Entry 9 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (11/14/2016 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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This book and its friends are headed for North Carolina to look for new readers. It may take them a while, though, since they're traveling via media mail..

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Journal Entry 10 by barbieq233 at Candler, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, December 28, 2016
I have wanted to read this book for a while and now I have it.

Journal Entry 11 by barbieq233 at Candler, North Carolina USA on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Going to a new place at Moo Mountain Bakery, Maggie Valley, N.C.

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