A Wedding in December

by Anita Shreve | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0349117993 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BabyFlylady of Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on 7/2/2006
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 02, 2006
From The Back Cover:-
"At an Inn in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, seven former schoolmates gather for a wedding. Nora, the owner of the inn, has recently had to reinvent her life following the death of her huband. Harrison, who still hears echos from a horrific event at Kidd Academy twenty-six years ago, has made a life for himself in Toronto with his wife and two sons. Agnes, now a history teacher at Kidd and still single, longs to tell a secret she cannot reveal. Bridget, mother of a 15 year old boy, has agreed to marry Bill, an old high school lover, despite uncertainties about her health and future.

Bill passionatley wants this wedding and who has brought everyone together for an astonishing weekend of revelation and recrimination, forgiveness and redemption."


Journal Entry 2 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 02, 2006
This is a new addition to my bookshelf and I am currently reading it (in tandem with 2 others! lol) But when finished I plan to offer it as a BookRay so anyone interested can PM me for the details.

Journal Entry 3 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 08, 2006
Due to the time of year and everyone apparently having their wishes fulfilled at Unconvention, this will be a short Ring!

Usual rules apply...

Make a journal entry when you receive the book
Contact the next reader for their address when you are almost done
Post a review when you've read the book - please try to send it on within 4/6 weeks of receipt if you can
Make a journal entry or controlled release notes when you send the book on

Participants

BabyFlyLady
Naturallybear
Mrs Popoff - UK
sunflowergirl - Uk
callalily - UK
purplerosebud - UK
Willowfae - UK
andthings - UK- Anywhere <----- On it's way here Jan 2007
eloisamos - Brazil - Anywhere
Sally906 - Australia- Int
LyekkaMarengo - USA -Anywhere
spaceystacey -USA - pref US


Thanks to everyone and Happy Reading! :o)

Journal Entry 4 by BabyFlylady from Driffield, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 15, 2006
I loved this book. It was my first Anita Shreve and I will definatley seek out more.

I found it strangely compelling to find out the secrets of these 7 people and was oddly saddened by the end, which I won't spoil it for everyone! The novel which is running within the novel is also addictive reading!

Passing on to Naturallybear - Happy Reading!

Released 13 yrs ago (7/17/2006 UTC) at -- Controlled Release in South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Sent via Snail Mail to Naturallybear as part of Bookring

Journal Entry 6 by naturallybear from St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, August 03, 2006

Recieved book thank you. Will hopefully start reading at the weekend.

Journal Entry 7 by mrspopoff from Nottingham, not specified not specified on Thursday, September 07, 2006
received today - half way through another book, so will finish that first before I start this one!

Journal Entry 8 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Sunday, October 08, 2006
From when I first read Light On Snow, I have tried to read many of Anita Shreve's books and not liking very much about them, until this one came along. Although it refers to 9/11 a tad too much for my liking, with no relevance to the actual story running alongside it, this tale of what could have been with regards to relationships and friendships is a wonderful story -thanks for sharing Babyflylady!

Journal Entry 9 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Thursday, October 19, 2006
I received the book this morning, thank you for sending it on to me. I have two ring books to read ahead of it but I shouldn't be too long getting to it. I love Anita Shreve's books so I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

Journal Entry 10 by sunflowergirl from Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I finished reading this book late last night, in the end I couldn't put it down. I did find it more difficult to get into this book than previous Anita Shreve's that I've read, it seemed to jar with me at first. The seemingly endless references to 9/11 seemed out of place and it didn't quite fit with the story. I also wasn't keen on Agnes tale of Innes at first, but that aspect really grew on me. By the half way point though I was engrossed in the story and very keen to know what would happen to the characters. The ending was very reflective and open, and I really liked that. It was as if what happens to the characters in the end is up to the readers imagination.

I'd already PM'd calalilly and received her address back. The book was posted to her this morning by 2nd class post.

Journal Entry 11 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, October 27, 2006
Received in the post today from sunflowergirl, looking forward to reading this as I've enjoyed other Anita Shreve novels. Have a couple of other rings that I need to read ahead of this though, although I might slip it in between a couple of large books.

Journal Entry 12 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Gave in and jumped over some of my other rings to read this. I had very similar feelings about this book to Sunflowergirl, I didn't think it was quite as good as the previous book of hers that I had read The Pilot's Wife but then it was a different type story.
Passing this on now to Purplerosebud.

Journal Entry 13 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Picked up from calalilly this evening. A couple of books to read first but hopefully that won't take too long.

As I have just acquired a copy of this book I am going to pass it on to willowfae so that the ring can keep moving. I will post a review after I read my copy.

Journal Entry 14 by Willowfae from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, November 19, 2006
This arrived a couple of days ago - thanks purplerosebud.

Finished the book I was reading today and am starting on this one this evening.

Journal Entry 15 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, December 11, 2006
I've read this now. Usually I really enjoy Anita Shreve's books, but this one didn't enthrall me as much. As other's have said, I found the endless references to 9/11 to be a bit much especially when it seemed to bear no relevance to the story, although I think that possibly we were supposed to connect it with an aspect of one of the character's life (won't say who or what incase it spoils it for anyone, but if anyone has read it and is interested to know what I mean, then pm me). However this wasn't played out. Like someone else here I also found the story of Innes and the Halifax disaster very interesting (think this is the second time that event has cropped up in one of her books). I would probably have preferred a book that just told this story (her best books by far are her period ones such as Fortune's Rocks.

I'd like to send this on, but I can't find the next person to send it to - the username can't be found! Let me know what I should do.

CAUGHT IN MILTON KEYNES

Journal Entry 16 by Willowfae from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 11, 2006
Oops, that above entry was me - I didn't realise I wasn't logged in.

Journal Entry 17 by Willowfae from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 25, 2007
Posted onto andthings. Apologies for the delay - hubby managed to pack the book away in storage as we are currently sorting the house out for a new baby!

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