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Old 07-18-2008, 02:07 PM
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When do we go on to discuss the rest of the book?
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:32 PM
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Right NOW...Part Two discussion goes from the trip to Maude's family to the point where she dresses in the housekeeper's good black dress and prepares to confront Maude's family.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:36 PM
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I found it interesting in Part Two...how different Grandmama could be with Maude's family...it sort of reminds me that sometimes we act as others "expect" us to act...so with Maude's family she could be totally different as they had no set expectations.
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That is a very good point, Gingerbug - Grandmama reinvented herself. At a very mature age, and without much experience, but she did a very good job of reinventing herself. This really fun book doesn't trap us in "details of life" from the past. It goes right to very universal human experiences. And - did I mention that it is fun to read?
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I have finished the book! Is it just me or did Mariah jump to a lot of conclusions in a very short space of time and after the confrontation at the dinner table the book just........ finished. It didn't really wind down it was "this is what's happened, I'll go back to my family now, the end"!!
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Yes I found the ending a bit abrupt also...the booki was a good easy read but not detailed or indepth...just asimple telling of a story...sort of the kind you'd hear at a family reunion!! LOL
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