The Rice Mother.

by Rani Manicka | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 034082607x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Purple-lilly of Heathfield, South Australia Australia on 1/17/2006
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Purple-lilly from Heathfield, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 17, 2006
A most enjoyable read. A story of a mother's strength and determination to hold her family together and achieve the impossible for them. Interestingly told from different characters viewpoints as we watch the family through three generations.

Reserved for a book ring.

Journal Entry 2 by Purple-lilly from Heathfield, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Well here at last is the list for this bookray , I hope that I have arranged it sensibly. Please journal it as soon as you receive it. Try and keep it moving along as quickly as possible. PM the next person on the list just before you finish reading it so that you can send it along when finished. I would like hendertuckian to be the last on the list so that she can keep it or do as she wishes as a small thankyou for organising the Olympic Challenge. Please contact me with any problems . Oh and I would love it if you visited my bookshelf and signed my map please! Sent off on its journey


Miss Terry Malaysia - its somewhere between here and the Netherlands!
wandering Netherlands
cnoftp UK
Molherb UK
buffra US
Thursday5 US
DoveiLibri US
arugh48187 US
Lobodyke US
shpriz1 US
hendertuckian US

Journal Entry 3 by MissTerry from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, February 26, 2006
Arrived over the weekend - thanks. It never rains, but it pours - have had an influx of BC books arriving in the past couple of weeks, so it may awhile to get to this. Book rings to be sent on are my priority.

Journal Entry 4 by MissTerry from London, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, March 30, 2006
I'm finished... apologies that its taken so long, but its just in time to post before I move to Germany.

Very enjoyable story, although I did lose track of the thread at times due to the large number of characters..

Will put in the post tommorrow to wandering as I have already received their postal address.

31/03 - Posted today.

Journal Entry 5 by wandering from Breda, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Friday, August 11, 2006
Hooray, it arrived! So it was not lost after all, I am so glad!

The book was sent from Malaysia, and the enveloppe was torn and clumsily repared, so I guess the combination of things caused the book to travel so long to arrive.

So, all's well that ends well. The book is next to be read. Thanks for sharing, Purple-lilly, and thanks for sending, MissTerry!

Edit Sept. 20th: I'm still reading. Sorry for it taking a bit long - life is busy now. I do enjoy the book, so I'll take the liberty to finish it (fairly soon) and get it on its way again...

Journal Entry 6 by wandering from Breda, Noord-Brabant Netherlands on Sunday, October 15, 2006
Again, I am so glad this book did end up on my doorstep. I loved it! It is a very strong tale of very different kinds of people, connected through family ties. I think the story is this strong, because it is told in different points of view. Some events are thought of as very important or influential by some of the family members, while others hardly mention it. You know it is the same family and some have gone through the same circumstances, but still it is a different story for everyone. The final two parts of the book were very strong, I think. It seems like a new story starts, but in the end it all comes together. I will certainly keep an eye on this writer for more books!

The book will be on it's way to cnfotp by surface mail tomorrow, for I allready have her address.

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p.215: Before I carry on with my story I must first tell you what a wandering old soothsayer, who stopped for some refreshment in Sangra, told my mother about me.

p. 245: All this of course was before Father lost the taste for life and began wandering aimlessly around the house shuffling from room to room looking as if he had lost something.

p. 265: I watched its gentle rise and fall, gazing at skin so smooth as if woven from the finest silk thread, my mind wandering to the stories the old women in my village used to tell when I was a young boy.

p. 565: It's Goosey Goosey Gander wandering upstairs and downstairs in his lady's chamber.

Journal Entry 7 by cnfotp on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This arrived at the weekend, thank you for sharing. I'll start reading straight away and am really looking forward to it...

Journal Entry 8 by cnfotp on Friday, May 04, 2007
Wahey! Just unpacked this book! I will pass it on in the next couple of days and sincerely apologise for the various hold-ups.

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