Shine On, Bright & Dangerous Object (Penguin Contemporary American Fiction)

by Laurie Colwin | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140074147 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCordelia-annewing of Someplace, Georgia USA on 11/20/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCordelia-annewing from Someplace, Georgia USA on Sunday, November 20, 2005
Laurie Colwin was a wonderful, witty writer, a sort of outrageous Jane Austen of New York. I thoroughly enjoyed her novels back in the 1990s. Sadly, there will be no more. Colwin died in her 40s about ten years ago. It is a devastating loss to American fiction--and non-fiction too (Colwin wrote great essays about food and other things). But what she left remains. I am always happy to introduce her work to new readers. She really deserves more attention. I hope that this copy of Shine On, Bright and Dangerous object will go far. This is a story of a woman's survival. Her husband, a dynamic young lawyer, is more attracted to risk than he is to life. When his hubris kills him, Colwin's protagonist must pick up the pieces of her own life. This is a novel about being young and living to tell the tale.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCordelia-annewing at Surprise Bookbox in Joyful, Christmas -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (12/8/2005 UTC) at Surprise Bookbox in Joyful, Christmas -- Controlled Releases

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This is a surprise. I'm not revealing too many details.

Journal Entry 3 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Monday, December 19, 2005
This looks like a great book. Thank you for sharing it with me and thanks for sticking the bookmark inside.
The premise in your review sounds very interesting. I will surely be reading it soon and looking for someone else to pass it on to when I am done.
THANKS!

Journal Entry 4 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Wednesday, December 28, 2005
This book was a little slow to take off for me, but once it did, it was a great read. I have been fortunate enough not to loose anyone close to me as the main character in this story did. What is interesting is that the few times I have been touch by grief, I had feelings very similiar to the main characters. I picked out this passage that really resonated with me.

"If I was chipper it would look forced. If I was quiet I would seem mournful. I did not want my feelings misjudged or misappropriated, and I wanted them not to get in the way; I wanted my feelings to myself."

I have no particular plans for this book as of yet, but I do intend to pass it on soon somehow. I will update with a new journal entry when I decide.

Thanks for sharing this with me Cordelia-anne.

Journal Entry 5 by guinaveve from Mason, Ohio USA on Wednesday, December 28, 2005
I like to do themed type releases, so I left this book at the grocery store. I propped it up on the hooks where they were selling knives, shredders, and slicers. I figure these are Bright and Dangerous Objects.

Journal Entry 6 by guinaveve at Kroger off Mason-Montgomery at 5100 Terra Firma Dr in Mason, Ohio USA on Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (12/28/2005 UTC) at Kroger off Mason-Montgomery at 5100 Terra Firma Dr in Mason, Ohio USA

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This is the Kroger by Half Priced books off of Mason Montgomery Road.
I left this in isle 7, the isle with the baked goods and cooking utensils.
I propped it up on the hooks where they were selling knives, shredders, and slicers near the end of the isle.

Journal Entry 7 by Tropicalwolf from Monroe, Ohio USA on Thursday, December 29, 2005
Found it at Kroger. Thanks for the introduction into this interesting book exchange.

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