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Title: Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, The
Authors: Hogan, Ruth
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 326
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: Masha may have lost her son Gabriel twelve years earlier, but she still hasn't really returned to the land of the living. Enter two delightful eccentrics - Kitty Muriel and Sally Red Shoes - courtesy of the local Victorian cemetery and lido, bringing with them the possibility of light at the end of the tunnel. And there is always the unexpected ... Alice, mother to Mattie will also play her part.

A sensitively written story of grief and recovery, leavened with whimsy and enriched by the unlikeliest of friendships. [Larger font]
Categories: Fiction, Grief/loss, Relationships, Uplifting, England, 2021 Titles, Larger font

Reviews

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By: WAIKA 010 2021-11-03 12:15:40
5 
Wonderful book. Everybody loved it. Funny, sad, great characterisations.

By: CHCH 051 2021-10-11 12:16:22
3.5 
Enjoyed as a lightweight read.

By: NAP 011 2021-07-25 11:26:49
3.5 
Nearly everyone enjoyed this book. Very humorous but parts were also tear jerking. Easy to read, although took a while for some members to get into it. All loose ends tided up by end of the book and general comments were, well written and worth reading.

By: CHCH 515 2021-07-19 10:32:38
2 
Easy to follow, some emotional bits, funny at times. Good holiday read. Good book to start Book Club with. Predictable plot and ending.

By: AUCK 210 2021-06-25 11:55:16
3.5 
A story of rediscovery. A light read. A good topic treated sensitively.

By: WAIHI 003 2021-06-16 14:09:15
3.5 
When the group discussion was starting, the general response to the book wasn't that great, but afterwards it was generally well received by everyone.

By: CAMB 002 2021-06-16 14:02:52
4 
Everyone loved this book!

By: WHITIAN 003 2021-05-13 14:29:56
4.5 
Most members absolutely LOVED this book! Although there were a couple who had faced similar losses, and it was too raw for them. Those that enjoyed the book found it made them aware that "life goes on", and HAPPILY if you want it to!

By: ASHB 024 2021-03-17 11:42:17
4 
Most enjoyed the very descriptive language. Great sense of humour.

By: CHCH 317 2021-03-12 13:39:48
4 
A mixed reaction to this book. 3 of us loved it and thought it a bit quirky to start with. As it progressed the lives of 3 women and their take on life ands death set the scene and we followed it eagerly to see how they became intermingled. A very descriptive and detailed writer.

 
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