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Riassunto: Meet five North Carolina women who are about to change the way you think about friendship. For Rhonda, a gritty, fun-loving hairdresser in tight jeans, the sights and smells of Ridgecrest Nursing Center are depressing. But before she can change her mind about working there, two residents glue themselves to her: Margaret, droll and whip-smart, with a will of iron that never fails her even when her body does, and Bernice, an avid country music fan who is rarely lucid. Together with Lorraine, their church-going, God-questioning nurse, and her daughter, April, bright and ambitious, they lock arms in courage and humor for a journey that speaks to us all ? of how we live and die, of how we love and forgive. ?He made me laugh and cry....Johnson?s five women are as convincing as Reynolds Price?s Kate Vaiden and Allan Gurganus?s Lucy Marsden....Pure Southern music.? ? Raleigh News & Observer ?Packed with so much poignancy readers might want to keep tissues handy....This is a novel not to be missed.? ? Las Vegas Review-Journal ?Heartfelt and stunning . . . a genuine page-turner.? ? Adriana Trigiani
Dal retro di copertina:
"The women of The Sweet By and By have found a devoted muse in Todd Johnson."
"Heartfelt and stunning...Mr. Johnson paints a lush portrait of Southern life in vivid detail with clarity and wit. You will be riveted by the story of a group of unlikely friends, five North Carolina women bonded by their shared histories, passions and secrets. It's a genuine page turner."
"Quite simply one of the most beautifully written books you'll ever read...The story plays like music in the heart...Beautifully crafted dialogue brings a quick catch in the throat...Strength fills this book, while reinforcing the love and respect Southerners hold for their mothers, grandmothers, friends, and daughters."
"Bittersweet and often humorous...Johnson has a sure ear for Southern speech...the underlying message of the power of love and friendship resonates, as does its depiction of the way in which people leading unremarkable lives can have a tremendous impact on those around them."
"Save a place for this debut novel-essentially a hymn of praise for licensed practical nurses (LPNs)....Moving back and forth in time, Johnson does a fine job of illustrating the rich inner lives of those imprisoned by failing mental or physical health."
Titolo: The Sweet By and By: A Novel
Casa editrice: Brilliance Audio
Data di pubblicazione: 2010
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro No binding. Condizione libro: Good. Former library audio book. Will have library markings and stickers and possibly no inserts. Plays perfectly. audio book. Codice libro della libreria 012-56FA-XX98
Descrizione libro Brilliance Audio, 2010. Audio CD. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Wear and Tear Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001629732