July's People

by Nadine Gordimer | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140061401 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingjudygreeneyeswing of San Diego, California USA on 11/7/2010
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingjudygreeneyeswing from San Diego, California USA on Sunday, November 07, 2010
"Nothing links person to person like the frequent passage from hand to hand of a good book."

This is a short but fascinating story based in South Africa, about racial tension and the evolving relationship between a white family and their black servant.

Journal Entry 2 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Sunday, November 07, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (11/7/2010 UTC) at San Diego, California USA

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This book is travelling by mail to fellow BCer megami-no-ushi in Calgary as a holiday gift. Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, December 06, 2010
Thank you for the wonderful HGG gift! I have a couple of committments before it but I hope to spend some quality time with this book over the holidays!

Journal Entry 4 by megami-no-ushi at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, July 24, 2011
This was a hard book to get into but worth it. I had to take the time to go back and re-read bits when the missing context was revealed and I could finally make sense of who was speaking. While the unique grammar was dificult to decipher I felt like Gordimer couldn't have found a better vehicle for portraying the complexities of miscommunication.

I'd suggest to future readers to have a look at some of the reviews and analysis around after you finish reading. As one reviewer I read put it - she liked the book more after she discussed it.

Reserved for SGG.

Journal Entry 5 by megami-no-ushi at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada on Saturday, July 30, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (7/30/2011 UTC) at RABCK, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Canada

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Sending of to Texas for SGG - I hope you enjoy this Nobel prize winning author!

Journal Entry 6 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thank you so much for the book! Cover reads interesting and I always enjoy learning more about South Africa.

Also funny that this has now travelled as a HCG and a summer gift - I like the gifts at BCC a lot!

Journal Entry 7 by weiterferne at Houston, Texas USA on Friday, October 07, 2011
I really liked the book from the first page. Really fascinating how the relationships between the white family that has to be rescued by their black servant is described and how they all feel in this tiny African village.

Only the end I didn't get. Was it happy, unhappy or something mixed? Too cryptic for me...

Journal Entry 8 by weiterferne at Virtual Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 07, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (10/7/2011 UTC) at Virtual Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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Travelling to Europe with the First Sentence VBB.

Journal Entry 9 by Finnchen at Luxembourg / Lëtzebuerg, Kanton Luxemburg Luxembourg on Thursday, October 13, 2011
The book arrived safely today.
Thank you so much to weiterferne for sharing!

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