Loose Lips

by Rita Mae Brown | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553380672 Global Overview for this book
Registered by vanbiohazard of North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on 10/17/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by vanbiohazard from North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, October 17, 2005
Liked this book a lot. A first it is light and frothy but as you read the book you find deeper themes transversing beneath the light hearted surface.

Journal Entry 2 by vanbiohazard at Our Town Cafe, 245 E. Broadway in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (11/7/2005 UTC) at Our Town Cafe, 245 E. Broadway in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Enjoyed this very much and will be releasing at Meetup!

Journal Entry 3 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Picked up at the meet-up tonight. Looks good.

Journal Entry 4 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, April 27, 2009
Amazon Editorial Review:
If you crossed Mitford, North Carolina, with Peyton Place, you might come up with Runnymede, Maryland, the most beguiling of Southern towns. In Loose Lips, Rita Mae Brown revisits Runnymede and the beloved characters introduced in Six of One and Bingo, serving up an exuberant portrayal of small-town sins and Southern mores, set against a backdrop of homefront life during World War II.

"I'm afraid life is passing me by," Louise told her sister.

"No, it's not," Juts said. "Life can't pass us by. We are life."

In the picturesque town of Runnymede, everyone knows everyone else's business, and the madcap antics of the battling Hunsenmeir sisters, Julia (Juts) and Louise, have kept the whole town agog ever since they were children. Now, in the fateful year of 1941, with America headed for war, the sisters are inching toward forty...and Juts is unwise enough to mention that unspeakable reality to her sister.

The result is a huge brawl that litters Cadwalder's soda fountain with four hundred dollars' worth of broken glass. To pay the debt, the sisters choose a surprisingly new direction. Suddenly they are joint owners of The Curl 'n' Twirl beauty salon, where discriminating ladies meet to be primped, permed, and pampered while dishing the town's latest dirt.

As Juts and Louise become Runnymede's most unlikely new career women, each faces her share of obstacles. Restless Juts can't shake her longing for a baby, while holier-than-thou Louise is fit to be tied over her teenage daughter's headlong rush toward scandal. As usual, the sisters rarely see eye to eye, and there are plenty of opinions to go around. Even the common bond of patriotic duty brings wildly unexpected results when the twosome joins the Civil Air Patrol, watching the night sky for German Stukas. But loose lips can sink even the closest relationships, and Juts and Louise are about to discover that some things are best left unsaid.

Spanning a decade in the lives of Louise, Juts, and their nearest and dearest, including the incomparable Celeste Chalfonte, Loose Lips is an unforgettable tale of love and loss and the way life can always throw you a curveball. By turns poignant and hilarious, it is deepened by Rita Mae Brown's unerring insight into the human heart.

Don't know why I waited so long to read this. It was wonderful and I highly recommend it. I have lent this to someone who I think will enjoy it. She doesn't use a computer, so won't journal it. Received it back.

Released 9 yrs ago (2/23/2010 UTC) at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada

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Taking to release at meet-up.

Journal Entry 6 by Strude at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (3/9/2010 UTC) at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Could anyone be as totally mad as these two crazy sisters? Their husbands deserve medals for their persistence. I enjoyed the evocation of the period and the steadier characters are well drawn as is small town life. The whole incident with the air raid alarm is extremely funny and just what you would imagine people would do if they were able to.
Releasing this in honour of International Women's Day (yesterday)at Bookcrossing Meetup. Why not join us for coffee and a chat? If no one takes this it will be on the shelf by the front door.

Journal Entry 7 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, March 11, 2010

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