The Holdouts

by Sherry Clements | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingminesaynwing of Huron, Ohio USA on 10/20/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingminesaynwing from Huron, Ohio USA on Tuesday, October 20, 2009
A great coming-of-age novel about a feisty girl from Arkansas growing up in the 60s and 70s!

Journal Entry 2 by wingminesaynwing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (10/27/2009 UTC) at Clarksville, Tennessee USA

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Sending as a RABCK for my birthday month! Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by wingBkind2bookswing from Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thank you so much for this RABCk - and Happy Birthday!

Journal Entry 4 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Friday, July 27, 2018
This novel made me think of other novels (and even memoirs like The Glass Castle) with a girl on the edge of womanhood, confronting family issues, trying to find her way in a world that is also in turmoil. This is set in Arkansas in the 60s and 70s - a time of bellbottoms, rock music, and Vietnam vets. Martha's family is turmoil as her abusive father leaves and her mother turns to God's House of Whole Truth . Martha is an outsider at school, despite how desperately she tries to fit in, and the only bright spot for her is the middle Spoon daughter, another kid from the fundamentalist church. Martha's story is not always easy to read - there are wrong turns where you want someone to come to her aid - but in the end, this is a hopeful story of declaring your place in this world, even when the odds are stacked against you.

Journal Entry 5 by wingBkind2bookswing at Clarksville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (9/17/2018 UTC) at Clarksville, Tennessee USA

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A bonus RABCK - I hope you'll enjoy this or release it as you see fit. Thanks for being patient with me.

Journal Entry 6 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, September 30, 2018
Received, thank you very much!

Journal Entry 7 by wingBooksandMusicwing at Seattle, Washington USA on Thursday, May 26, 2022

April 18, 2022
How important are grandparents in the lives of grandchildren? I'm reading this while I have grandchildren visiting. The need for love and approval is evident in one pair of eyes, reserve and suspicion in the eyes of two others. They are very young and don't know us or don't remember us. But the bond is there, a fierce protective love and an awareness of family bonds from youngest to oldest.
I can't keep up the way I used to, my body is letting me down. But a little grandchild climbs up beside me and falls asleep leaning against me and the world is righted.
This book is about family and friendship and about the saving graces in our lives. One of those saving graces is the loving bond with a grandparent.

Released 1 mo ago (5/26/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library (See Notes For Details) in Spokane, Washington USA

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