Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Things I Want My Daughters to Know

A Novel

Large Print - 2008
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The bestselling author of The Reading Group returns with her most engaging novel yet, about four sisters who find hope and laughter in the wisdom their mother left behind

Warm, funny, and loving, Barbara had always been the backbone of her family. Her four daughters adored her and relied on her. Faced with the reality of leaving them before any of them are ready, Barbara writes letters to each of them, and a journal about the things she wants them to know.

Facing their first year without her, drawing on the wisdom in the legacy she has left behind, her girls might just find a way to cope with their loss. And in coming to terms with their bereavement, can they also set themselves free to enjoy their lives with all the passion and love each deserves?

As she did in The Reading Group, The Friendship Test, and Alphabet Weekends, Elizabeth Noble pairs humor and poignancy in a tale about love, loss, and family.

Publisher: New York : Harperluxe, 2008.
ISBN: 9780061564680
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION Noble Elizabet 06/2008
Characteristics: 427 p. (large print) ;,23 cm.


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Aug 05, 2017

Could not finish this book. I tried twice. I really did not like the organization of it, how it jumped between points of view of 4 sisters. That was too excessive for me. And frankly, the beginning was so boring I couldn't push through.

May 16, 2013

Box of tissue needed. Takes place in London, England early 90s where you meet lady with four daughters who are all different, but connected to a mother who loves them dearly. She has passed on and left them each a letter, plus a copy of her journal of her thoughts and stories of her past. Life unravels for them all, in one way or another, but them come together to keep the family unit as one regardless of the circumstances of each of their lives. Enjoyed.

Apr 25, 2012

well written the book is about a mom who dies and leaves letters for her daughters and the events that happen after her death and how it shapes her family. some of the events are happy and others were sad, but all in all the book was great. It made me see how lives are shaped by death and how the living are affected. I really recommend this book to all, but with a side note don't wait until ur dying to make amends to say u love someone do it know. even though the daughters were ranging in age from 30 to 15 the book lets you see how death affects everyone differently. worth the read.

dollfacecrafter Feb 27, 2012

ok read, kind of annoying in parts, you should know this is "England/London" language, so there are lots of "bloody", "blimey", "cheeky", "cuppa", etc........

Jan 24, 2011

Sappy and sentimental but an ok book to blob out with.

Nov 09, 2009

I never had any sisters and if I did I imagine the relationships described in the book as plausible - easy to read - something I can see myself doing to my kids given the chance....

Sep 22, 2009

should order the girl next door


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