Broken for You

by Stephanie Kallos | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0802142109 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tobysrus of Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on 9/15/2005
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 15, 2005
From Amazon:

A dreamy, powerful tale of familial warring, secrets and redemption. When elderly Margaret Hughes discovers that she has a malignant brain tumor, she refuses treatment and decides to take a nice young tenant into her huge, lonely Seattle mansion for company. What she gets is Wanda Schultz, a tough-as-nails stage manager who is secretly seeking the man who left her and prone to inexplicable weeping breakdowns. Wanda, ignorant of Margaret's illness, is intrigued by the museum-like house and its eccentric owner—so when Margaret unexpectedly invites her to a drink-champagne-and-break-the-priceless-antique-china party for two, she's delighted. But a dark history lurks; the houseful of gorgeous antique porcelain comes from Margaret's father's WWII pilfering of European Jewish homes. Meanwhile, Wanda's father, who deserted her years ago, is on the road trying to heal, and Margaret's mother's ghost is haunting the Seattle mansion, lounging about in expensive peignoirs and criticizing her only daughter. Wrestling to keep the dead and the ghosts of their pasts at bay, the two women slowly build an extraordinary friendship, and when Wanda discovers a talent for mosaics, the past begins to quiet.
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I found it a slow book to get into. After the first 200 pages I still wasn't sure where this book was going. Overall, the book didn't do much for me. May offer as a bookring since it is on a lot of wishlists.

Journal Entry 2 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Thursday, September 15, 2005
Being Offered as a Bookring (US only)

Standard bookring rules apply:

1. When you receive the book, make a journal entry, so we all know where it is.
2. Read the book within a month of receiving it in the mail.
3. Journal with your thoughts/opinions/etc.
4. PM the next person on the list to get their address.
5. Mail to the next person on the list, and include this information in a journal entry, so we all know where the book is.
6. Enjoy!
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Participants to date:
1. luvsbooks - Brooklyn Park, MN
2. JDT - Pleasanton, CA
3. wyldewomin - East Bridgewater, MA
4. Nolatari - Sherman, TX - PASSED - GOT A COPY OF BOOK
5. LaughAtlantis - Somerville, MA - PASSED - GOT A COPY OF BOOK
6. Kmarie - Tazewell County, VA - ASKED TO PASS
7. valentina1209 - Beth Page, NY - ASKED TO PASS
8. Judester - Ballston Spa, NY
9. Bulan-Purnama - Springfield, OR
10. wolfprincess - Newton Falls, OH
11. seedstarter - Neptune, NJ
12. tobysrus - Cambridge, MA - BACK TO ME!

Journal Entry 3 by tobysrus at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, September 17, 2005

Released 14 yrs ago (9/17/2005 UTC) at to a bookcrosser in sent by mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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On its way to luvsbooks - Brooklyn Park, MN. The start of the bookring....enjoy!

Journal Entry 4 by luvsbooks from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, September 23, 2005
The book arrived today! I will get to it shortly and have it out again before the month is out. Thanks again for including me in this. :-)

Journal Entry 5 by luvsbooks from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Sunday, October 16, 2005
I am finishing up this book and will get it out this week to JDT. I'm contacting this member for their address.

Journal Entry 6 by luvsbooks from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on Friday, October 21, 2005
This book was pretty good. I had to skim it to get it done in time for the book ring. :-)

I'm sending it off to JDT today. Enjoy and thanks for including me in this!

Journal Entry 7 by JDT from Pleasanton, California USA on Friday, November 11, 2005
Looking forward to this one! Intriguing cover and description. (Plus a recommendation from Sue Monk Kidd is a draw for me)

Thanks for the bookring. Will read within a month and keep it moving. (hmm - brand-new adopted baby grandson, 3-month old granddaughter, thanksgiving in 2 weeks...)

Journal Entry 8 by JDT from Pleasanton, California USA on Saturday, November 19, 2005
Oh, I loved this book! Lots of intriguing elements: 2 very different women living alone, both coping with issues/losses from the past, who come together, gradually creating a supportive family; mystery/guilt/loss of loved ones from the past, a liberating new art form created, a title with meanings on several levels; a compelling story line.

Mailing on to wyldewomin today.
Thanks for starting this bookring, tobysrus!

Journal Entry 9 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, January 30, 2006
Sorry all.....book appears to be lost in the mail between JDT and wyldewomin. Will let you know if I'm able to find another copy or if it turns up again.

Journal Entry 10 by wyldewomin from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, April 09, 2006
Requesting addy from Nolatari. Will mail ASAP

Released 13 yrs ago (5/1/2006 UTC) at Post Office in to a bookcrosser, a postal release -- Controlled Releases

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Sending on to Judester as all previous people asked to be skipped

Journal Entry 12 by Judester from Dallas, Texas USA on Friday, May 05, 2006
arrived in mail 5/4/06 .. will put at the top of the pile .. thanks for including me in the ring!

Journal Entry 13 by Judester from Dallas, Texas USA on Sunday, August 27, 2006
the remaining people asked to be skipped, returning to tobysrus 08/25/06

Journal Entry 14 by tobysrus from Cambridge, Massachusetts USA on Monday, September 11, 2006
The book returned home. Not one of my more successful bookrings; think I'll take a breather from hosting any new ones. Will take to Boston Bookcrossing Meet-up tomorrow.

Released 13 yrs ago (10/10/2006 UTC) at Algiers, 40 Brattle Street, Harvard Sq. in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA

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Released at the October Bookcrossing meeting.

Journal Entry 16 by missprisy from Edmond, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Picked up at the October Bookcrossing Meetup.


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