The Elegant Gathering of White Snows

by Kris Radish | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553382411 Global Overview for this book
Registered by MyssCyn of San Antonio, Texas USA on 7/14/2007
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by MyssCyn from San Antonio, Texas USA on Saturday, July 14, 2007
Different cover art.

Book Description
Eight Women on a Journey That Will Change Their Lives as Lovers, Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Friends

Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex–prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for years, sharing food, wine, and their deepest secrets. But on this particular Thursday, Susan, Alice, Chris, Sandy, Gail, Mary, Joanne, and Janice decide to disappear from their own lives.

Their spontaneous pilgrimage attracts national attention and inspires other women from all across the country. As the miles fall away and the women forge ahead on their backroads odyssey—leaving small miracles in their wake—each of their histories unfolds, tales of shattered dreams and unexpected renewal, of thwarted love affairs and precious second chances.In luminous, heartwarming prose, Kris Radish deftly interweaves the women’s intimate confessions into the story of their brave, history-making walk.

Journal Entry 2 by MyssCyn from San Antonio, Texas USA on Thursday, August 23, 2007
I enjoyed this book. Who hasn't thought of just walking away to clear their head?

My thanks to bethaniekay for introducing me to this author.

Offering as a ring.

Mailing order:
JennyC1230
kobie
a BCer in Halifax (friend of kobie)
starrdust
kayjay33
trex3

Journal Entry 3 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, September 14, 2007
Thanks MyssCyn! I got the book today, plus the other nice things! Thank you so much! I can't wait to read this.
:-) I will journal more when I read it.

Journal Entry 4 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Monday, September 17, 2007
I just finished reading this book. It was very powerful! So many women and their stories, good, bad, sad, etc. It's very moving. This is a great book! I am signed up for some Bookrings for two of this author's other books, so I am looking forward to reading them as well!

Thank you MyssCyn for sharing such an amazing and powerful book!!

I will be sending to kobie03 in a couple of days!

Journal Entry 5 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, September 20, 2007
I sent this book to kobie03 on Sept. 18th.

Journal Entry 6 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Book arrived today, I'm so eager to read this book. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 7 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I had to read this book slowly, what woman at some point hasn't had the urge to just walk out the door when there are so many demands on her time and to have a bunch of good friends to join you and explore women's lives, now that's a plus. The walking, the support they got and all the effect their walking had on others reading about their walk made their confessions universal. Our histories, our stories, our hopes, our female friendships are in some way or other woven together in this wonderful book. Thank you so much MyssCyn for sharing. I'll get this off on it's travels in a day or two.

Journal Entry 8 by kobie03 from Lewins Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Thursday, October 11, 2007
Mailed to Baileycat in Halifax. Enjoy.

Journal Entry 9 by Baileycat from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Just received from Kobie03. Will send it on as soon as I read it.

Journal Entry 10 by Baileycat from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Monday, December 17, 2007
Enjoyed this but it took me a while to read it. Busy time of year. In the mail today to starrdust. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing.

Journal Entry 11 by wingstarrdustwing from Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Friday, December 28, 2007
Picked this little book up from my Post Office today, mailed from Halifax via Newfoundland - - thanks very much for passing this on. It will now spend some time in small-town Ontario, Canada! Hope to finish the book I'm currently reading by Dec. 31st so that 'The Elegant Gathering of White Snows' will be my first book of 2008. Looking forward to reading this one!

Journal Entry 12 by wingstarrdustwing from Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 17, 2008
Finished reading this book tonight - sorry that it's taken me longer than anticipated, but I'm so glad I was included in this Ring and that I was able to read this book. A new author for me as well. Once I got into the story and the format of writing, I just wanted to keep reading. Insightful and compelling, on many levels. The stories of those who were affected by the walkers, as well as the stories of the walkers themselves, provides a great deal of food for thought and reflection into our own life journeys as women. Thanks for sharing this with all of us, MyssCyn. I'll be mailing this off in the coming week once I have kayjay33's address.

Journal Entry 13 by wingstarrdustwing from Cookstown, Ontario Canada on Thursday, March 06, 2008
A little later than I had hoped in getting this on to the next reader. Mailed off today to kayjay33 - - sorry for the delay.

Journal Entry 14 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 17, 2008
It's here at last.I am so eager to read this story.To have eight friends go "walkabout" should give us plenty of food for thought.
Thank you MyssCyn for including me and thank you Starrdust for including a little present of Post-it notes to stick on the outside of my wild releases.

Journal Entry 15 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Friday, March 21, 2008
This is a very thought provoking story.Each woman had her own life story to tell and her own problems to work through. I kept wishing that I had a large group of close friends like this. Such wonderful support they gave to each other.They not only changed their own lives but brought change to others who didn't even know them, but just knew of them.
I have the address for the next (and last) one on the list so will get the book in the mail very soon.

Journal Entry 16 by wingkayjay33wing from Langley, British Columbia Canada on Saturday, March 22, 2008
The book is on its way to the next reader. But because it is the Easter weekend,I don't think it will go far until Tuesday.

Journal Entry 17 by trex3 from Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sorry I'm a little late on jouraling on this book. It was an excellent read ! I could sure relate to these women. Who wouldn't want to walk away their problems ?

Journal Entry 18 by trex3 from Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Monday, July 07, 2008
offerd as a ray mailing order sunfi than special 1165

Journal Entry 19 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Just received this guy today, I've mid way through a book discussion book (due this Friday) and I have one other Bookring to read before this one, I'll get it off to the next member within the next few weeks. Thanks for including me.

Journal Entry 20 by sunfi from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, August 11, 2008
This has to be one of the best books I've read in quite a while. I think a lot of it probably had to do with where I am at in my life right now. The idea of the story is that a group of women just walk away from everything, their problems, spouses, households, and children. They discover the importance of friendships with other women and they embark on a journey self-discovery, remember dreams that they had, promises that they told themselves, and sorrows that they tried to forget. All these things color and shape the woman the way that she is today, both the good and the bad, but eventually these things need to be dealt with and either accepted or let go so that a person can move on with their life and within their skin. A couple of the parts of the book I had a tough time relating to but for the most part I really enjoyed it. I already have special 1165 address, so I will get off in the mail to her a little later on this week. Thanks for sharing this one with me trex3.

Journal Entry 21 by sunfi at Dayton, Ohio USA on Friday, August 15, 2008

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Thanks for including me. I've shipped this off today to Special 1165. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 22 by special1165 from Keyingham, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, August 25, 2008
Two to read before I start this but I a quick reader, Thank you

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