Sweetgrass

by Mary Alice Monroe | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0778323064 Global Overview for this book
Registered by myrtillus of Pori, Satakunta Finland on 11/29/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by myrtillus from Pori, Satakunta Finland on Thursday, November 29, 2007
MIRABooks, 2005. 441 p.

"Sweetgrass is a historical tract of land in South Carolina that has been home to the Blakely family for eight generations. But Sweetgrass -- named for the indigenous grass that grows in the area -- is in trouble. Bulldozers are leveling surrounding properties. and the Blakelys could be forced to sell the one thing that continues to hold their disintegrating family together. For some of the Blakelys, the prospect of selling Sweetgrass is bittersweet -- for others, it is completely unimaginable. But as they find the strength to stay and fight, they realize that their bond as a family is all they need to stay together."

EDIT 27.6.2008

I was really suprised, how much I liked this novel. I enjoyed reading it allthough it is some kind of a romance fiction. I’ve always liked stories telling about families and the strong tension between the members of the families. This story is a great insight to family life, it is full of emotion. It was also interesting read about presevation and about making sweetgrass baskets. I think it was really enjoyable summer reading.

I'll send it next to seethroughfaith.

Journal Entry 2 by myrtillus at Pori, Finland -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 07, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (7/7/2008 UTC) at Pori, Finland -- Controlled Releases

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Sent to fellow bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 3 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Tuesday, July 08, 2008
"enjoyable summer reading" - sounds great OnniManni. Thank you for this. I'm just about to leave for a conference and then a short trip up to Östra Bothnia - sadly by car (all those hours that I could be reading on the train wasted!) but I think I'll slip this in my bag and take it with me "in case":)

Journal Entry 4 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Friday, July 18, 2008
Thanks for sending this. I really, really enjoyed it (once I got into it!) What a lovely story. Gives me hope for families :)

Journal Entry 5 by seethroughfaith from Turku, Varsinais-Suomi / Egentliga Finland Finland on Saturday, August 02, 2008
Good Figures instant RABCK (August 2008)

books registered 444 all-time, 42 during last 4 weeks
released in the wild 200 all-time, 11 during last 4 weeks

Winner is QueenFrog of Canada. Waiting for PM

Journal Entry 6 by seethroughfaith at Pugwash, Nova Scotia Canada on Sunday, August 03, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (8/4/2008 UTC) at Pugwash, Nova Scotia Canada

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So happy to send this book on its way. It's a lovely read and I hope you, Queenfrog, will enjoy reading it.

I love reading where books end up -and what other readers thought of the book (good and bad!) - so do please take time to make a journal entry if you possibly can. Appreciate that!

Journal Entry 7 by queenfrog from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Canada on Monday, August 11, 2008
Received this today from seethroughfaith. Sorry to see you had to open the book to put it in the envelope though :-( Will read and journal as soon as I can. Thanks

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