Seventh Heaven (Virago modern classics)
5 journalers for this copy...
Synopsis from Amazon
During the summer of 1959, the residents of a sleepy Long Island neighbourhood go about their suburban lives. Then Nora Silk moves in and unsettles a world carefully underpinned by two unspoken rules: mind your own business and keep up your lawn
With good reviews...passed to me for BookCrossing.
Journal Entry 2
Stamford Arms, 62 Stamford Street in Lambeth, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Released 14 yrs ago (2/5/2005 UTC) at Stamford Arms, 62 Stamford Street in Lambeth, Greater London United Kingdom
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Will take along to the BC meet-up 2pm on Sat 5 Feb at the Stamford Arms pub
Picked up at the Stamford Arms meet in London. I haven't read anything by Alice Hoffman before but this one caught my attention. Will get to it when I can!
Can't see me ever getting round to reading this, time to re-release!
A slice of 1950s Americana. A divorcee moves into a housing development on Long Island. As the world changes, her neighbours, all of whom seemed so normal to each other, show that appearances are always different to reality. A good story, with everyone's lives entangling around each other.
Updated 3 September: On its way to AceofHearts
after spotting it on her wishlist.
received in the mail yesterday. Thanks so much
Journal Entry 8
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
In the late 1950s in suburban America, women stayed at home and tended their children and husbands. Brand new houses were built all the same in a cookie-cutter fashion. When Nora Silk moves into one of these neighbourhoods and she has no visible husband and dresses provocatively, she is looked upon with suspicion and ignored. But what happens is the street is turned upside down.
Other families on the street include: the McCarthys, boys, Ace and Jackie, and their patient father dubbed "the saint" by his sons; the Hennessys,Ellen, her cop husband Joe and son Stevie who makes Nora's son Billie's life a living hell; the Shapiros, Danny who could get into any college he wants due to his good grades and financial ability; and Rickie is seems unable to make wise choices about boyfriends and school; Donna Durgin, who walks out on her young children and husband because her life feels too empty.
The description of the time period was 'spot on'. I had a bit of trouble with all the myriad of characters and felt the book was mediocre. The story meandered and though quite good in parts would then lost its path.
Journal Entry 9
Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 03, 2013
My mom, AceofHearts, passed away from breast cancer on September 17, 2013. Aside from being one of the best people I know, she was an avid reader and took immense pleasure in Bookcrossing, her book club, and reading many great books.
I will be releasing this in my mom's memory.
Journal Entry 10
Union Burger in Strathroy, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 09, 2013
Released 5 yrs ago (11/9/2013 UTC) at Union Burger in Strathroy, Ontario Canada
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Left this on a table at the union burger in strathroy. Hope someone finds it and enjoys.