A Heart of Stone
ISBN: 014200023x Global Overview for this book
6 journalers for this copy...
with love from Netherlands and from Elefteria!
from the backcover:
"Growing up with her adored siblings in a rambling house in Holland, clever, precoious Ellen has an idyllic childhood suffused with Americana from her parants' news-clippin service - from CocaCola to Kissinger to Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon. But amid the happiness lies terror and unimaginable heartbreak and a twelfth birthday that haunts her still. Twenty-five years later, as Ellen tries to make sens of her adulthood, she brilliantly captuers her loss and longings and her struggles to despel the ghosts of her past."
I'll reread the book before sending it to apapsa next week.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This book is travelling to Apapsa in Greece.
hope you enjoy this popular dutch writer. I like her books very much. bye from Netherlands, hope to see you in Greece!
When I'm done I will start the ring and hopefully it will travel to many Greek bookcrossers!
Looking forward to meeting you in the summer... And for now... Happy New Year!!!! :o)
I was so lucky to have read this book. Thank you Elefteria for picking this one up for me. I'm sure the greek bookcrossers who will read it will also enjoy it.
(The order of the list might change in the following days...)
Thank you apapsa for thinking of me about this bookray, I'll read it as soon as possible.
Dankjewel Elefteria! Groetjes!
Thank you Elefteria! :-)
I'm very glad I was given the opportunity to read this book. I probably would never have read it otherwise.
I will contact dimicorf who is next on the list.
Thank you Dem and thank you Elefteria for the book ring!
I will try to read as fast i can !
I must say that if i were in a bookstore and looking around for buying a book ...i wouldn't select it.
I have a lot of years to read such a book it was extremely good very well written unfortunately the life for Ellen was full of dramatical happenings , i couldn't sleep for two nights although i was curious for the end!
Thank you Elefteria for the opurtunity to read the book and for knowing t Renate Dorrestein.
Traveling by post to Okyrhoe!!
Thanks apapsa for including me in this bookray and Kermit60 for posting it to me, along with an envelope full of Bookcrossing goodies!!! It made my day :-)***Ευχαριστώ!***
ETA - Hopefully will be meeting nona35 by Jan 6th to give her the book in person!
It's quite a coincidence that she and I were in another ring together, for The Lovely Bones. These two novels share many themes, and I am tempted to make a comparison/contrast. I think that TLB is a lighter, yet more creative, book than A Heart of Stone. I am not sure I understand the tone or the point of view in AHoS. I had a chance to read it twice (well, the second time I merely skimmed through), and I can't say I was very moved by Ellen's journey through life. Maybe the emotional space between the protagonist and reader is meant to be so distanced, I'm not sure.