- my grandmother Inez
- my mother Mildred
- myself Bonnie
- my daughter Sandra
- my granddaughter Mackenzie
- my great-granddaughter Raegan
Beginning with the rediscovery of a long-lost best friend, we meet a next-door neighbor facing the death of a spouse, watch two young boys learn what it means to be friends, and feel the heartache of a professional caregiver whose compassion and dedication ultimately come up short. Kephart is concerned with the haphazard ways we find one another, the tragedy, boredom, and sheer carelessness that break us apart, the myriad reasons people stay together and grow. What is friendship, and what is its secret calculus? This book will resonate with anyone who has ever had a friend, or lost one.This one is a "library re-loot." When I checked it out of the library last year, it was one of eight books. I didn't get it read that month, and back it went to the library. This time, I'm ready to read about friendship after this sequence of events:
- I read how Lauren F. Winner was affected by this book.
- I typed out the paragraph.
- I sent it to Beth Kephart.
- I read what Beth posted here
- and here.
Marg @ The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader posted this cartoon along with her library loot this week. I thought I'd re-post it for all the bookaholics who read my blog. Enjoy!
Just finished: Patience, Princess Catherine ~ by Carolyn Meyer, 2004, YA fiction (England), 9/10
Currently reading: Mary, Bloody Mary ~ by Carolyn Meyer, 1999, YA fiction (England)
Concurrently reading: God Is No Laughing Matter: An Artist's Observations and Objections on the Spiritual Path ~ by Julia Cameron, 2000, religion
Up next: I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land of Memory ~ by Patricia Hampl, 1999, memoir writing
Totals for 2012: 38 finished + 1 DNF (did not finish) + 15 reviews
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