An Unexpected Break in the Weather

by Deborah Schnitzer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780888013453 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Pooker3 of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 12/28/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Monday, December 28, 2009
A Christmas gift asked for and received. Written by my first-year University English instructor, I had to see if her writing measured up to her fabulous brownies (upon which she fed us ne'er-do-well students after Christmas exams.)

Journal Entry 2 by Pooker3 from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, January 03, 2010
Well I must say I was totally charmed by this story, although at first I was worried that I would not be able to read a whole book written in Schnitzer's style of poetic but flithery-dithery, sometimes run-on, and sometimes short-cropped sentences. But I soon adjusted and realized that is just how these lovely characters would talk to themselves.

Gert and Millie are an elderly couple who have run a bridal shop, A Rose on Corydon, for a zillion years, but when Millie slips on some ice and breaks a hip they realize A Rose's days are numbered. Enter their good friend, Perfume who is about to walk down the aisle for the fourth time and they hatch a plan to give A Rose a fitting good-bye. The wedding will held at A Rose and everyone coming will dress in finery from the store.

As in life, there are lots of hitches, big and small, to overcome, not the least of which is that their friend Wordie is suffering from cancer and may be too ill to attend and Millie's daughter Izzie hasn't come home in years. But all are determined to make the best of things and ensure the wedding goes ahead as planned.

Any Winnipegger will delight in visiting the easily recognizable places in the Corydon/Crescentwood area but the real charm of the book lies in its characters and their interactions. They are nobody I know but they were so real and human that I almost thought I did.

Journal Entry 3 by Pooker3 at Park Theatre & Movie Cafe in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, January 10, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (1/12/2010 UTC) at Park Theatre & Movie Cafe in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I considered releasing this book on Corydon Avenue where the novel takes place but then thought that there was bound to be some likely readers at our January meeting. If no one grabs it, I may take it back and drop it off on Corydon Avenue on the way home.

To the finder of this book:

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Journal Entry 4 by wingwinnipegobczwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Tuesday, March 09, 2010
This book is currently sitting on the Winnipeg Official Bookcrossing Zone bookshelf in the loft of The Park Theatre & Movie Café, 698 Osborne Street, Winnipeg MB.

It is waiting there for a new reader to take home, read, and release back into the wild!


Winnipeg bookcrossers meet at my location on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm to chat about books, swap great reads, and release on the OBCZ shelves. Please join us! We love to see new faces! You will enjoy the comfy atmosphere, the fabulous coffees and teas, and the yummy treats!

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