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The Elegant Gathering of White Snows

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ISBN13: 9780553382419
ISBN10: 0553382411
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Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex-prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for years, sharing food, wine, and their deepest secrets. But on this particular Thursday, Susan, Alice, Chris, Sandy, Gail, Mary, Joanne, and Janice decide to disappear from their own lives.

Their spontaneous pilgrimage attracts national attention and inspires other women from all across the country. As the miles fall away and the women forge ahead on their backroads odyssey — leaving small miracles in their wake — each of their histories unfolds, tales of shattered dreams and unexpected renewal, of thwarted love affairs and precious second chances.In luminous, heartwarming prose, Kris Radish deftly interweaves the women's intimate confessions into the story of their brave, history-making walk.

A breathtaking achievement, The Elegant Gathering of White Snows tells an incomparable tale of friendship and love, loss and liberation.

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"A rallying cry for the empowerment of women, Radish's novel is also a celebration of the strong bond that exists between female friends." Booklist

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I wish I could buy a copy for every woman I've ever met." Book Sense

Synopsis:

Just after midnight in a small town, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. But on this particular Thursday, they decide to disappear from their own lives. A breathtaking achievement, Radish tells an incomparable tale of friendship and love, loss, and liberation.

About the Author

Kris Radish is a nationally syndicated columnist. She is the author of the true crime book Run, Bambi, Run, and the psychology book Birth Order Plus. She lives in Wisconsin, where she is at work on her next novel.

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Reina, September 20, 2007 (view all comments by Reina)
Radish's book is somewhat enjoyable, but I would not read any of her other books. "Gathering" is a bit strident at times, as well as faulty stylistically; I don't read novels to be yelled at about feminism, which is how this book often feels. If you are looking for gentle, fun, or better written novels of female friendship, turn to authors Lorna Landvik(fun), Jennifer Chiaverini(gentle), and Joan Medlicott(both).
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carolnec, May 22, 2007 (view all comments by carolnec)
Read Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral and enjoyed it so much, decided to read The Elegant Gathering of White Snows. SInce I'm of that "certain age", I can relate to much of what these eight women were experiencing and the depth of their friendship. Their wish to remain true to themselves and to each other and their recognition of their own worth was what many of us went through before finally "settling down." I loved the writing, the descriptions, and the language. A bit overdone, perhaps, and a bit too long, but a really great read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553382419
Author:
Radish, Kris
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Wisconsin
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 65.
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.31x5.11x.78 in. .67 lbs.

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"Review" by , "A rallying cry for the empowerment of women, Radish's novel is also a celebration of the strong bond that exists between female friends."
"Review" by , I wish I could buy a copy for every woman I've ever met."
"Synopsis" by , Just after midnight in a small town, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. But on this particular Thursday, they decide to disappear from their own lives. A breathtaking achievement, Radish tells an incomparable tale of friendship and love, loss, and liberation.
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