Breath, Eyes, Memory (Oprah's Book Club)

by Edwidge Danticat | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 037570504x Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingvalpetewing of Walnut Creek, California USA on 7/16/2009
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingvalpetewing from Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, July 16, 2009
Sending it along to NancyNova to fulfill her wishlist. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 2 by wingvalpetewing at Walnut Creek, California USA on Thursday, July 16, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (7/17/2009 UTC) at Walnut Creek, California USA

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Passing it along to NancyNova. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing from Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Rabck from ValPete. Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Set mostly in Haiti, the book follows the tale of four Haitian women: Grandmother, granddaughter Sophie - born a product of her mother's rape, Tante Aite who raised Sophie until age 12 in Haiti, and Sophie's mother, who left Haiti for New York and never got over the rape. The story starts when Sophie is 12 and is told mostly from her perspective, culminating in her return to Haiti with her husband and child to bury her mother.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at Katherine, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Released 9 yrs ago (1/7/2012 UTC) at Katherine, Northern Territory Australia

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A rabck book. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingJ4Shawwing at Katherine, Northern Territory Australia on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
This book has arrived safely with me in Northern Territory Australia.
This will do nicely for the 666 (2012) challenge.

Many thanks for sending this to me NancyNova

Journal Entry 7 by wingJ4Shawwing at Bayles, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 01, 2015
I read this book for the 666 for 2015 - An Around the World Reading Challenge as the author was born in Haiti, and much of the story is set there.
Really loving this challenge, and it is pushing me to clear some books off my TBR pile that I should have read and got moving again a long time ago.

MY REVIEW
Such an engaging vivid story of relationships between women in a family, and the consequences of a culture's obsession with female purity.
I enjoyed this on so many levels.
Sophie was the voice of this novel, and although her own experiences are harrowing, it is her Mother and Aunt I felt sorry for, for reasons that differ so greatly - Sophie being the result of her Mother's rape, and also the hardest thing her Aunt had to give up. My sympathy oozed over.
And then there is Grandma, the root of all these women's problems, and yet their biggest champion.
This author is most definitely one I will seek out again.

Journal Entry 8 by wingJ4Shawwing at Koo Wee Rup, Victoria Australia on Monday, March 02, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (3/3/2015 UTC) at Koo Wee Rup, Victoria Australia

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Back to American shores for this little book.
Releasing as a Send your current read RABCK and also a tie into the 2015 Wishlist Challenge
Enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Thanks so much for the RABCK! I am very much looking forward to reading this book.

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