Hanna's Daughters (Ballantine Reader's Circle) -- JOIN THIS BOOKRAY!
6 journalers for this copy...
What’s a bookray and how does it work?
A bookray is when a book passes from person to person based on the list of members involved. Preferably a bookray book is never released into the wild.
To join this bookray (or any other bookray of mine) please private message me. I will be glad to add you to the list. New members are added all of the time so be sure to check the list of participants before you mail the book to the next in line just in case!
Once you are a bookray member you will receive the book from the person listed before you. When you receive the book please make a journal entry stating that you’ve received it. Then read it as soon as you can (no absolute hurry, just be reasonable please :o), and journal again with your thoughts. You’ll then need to private message the person on the list after you for their address. Mail the book by media mail (it’s cheaper!), and make release notes on the book only if you’d like to. Then sit back and watch the continuing journey!
The members are as follows:
ladytonia (Canada) (currently has ownership)
See you later my little book! Let the bookray begin!
Thank you pgsahm! And it's neat to see someone else using stamps.com!
This is a wonderful read. It starts out a bit slow, and a bit confusing. I wished many times I had written a family tree to keep track of the characters. However, by the time I was halfway through, I had a pretty good handle on the names. The story switches generations, but thestyle of narration changes, too, so I never got confused.
What I love is the history of Sweden, and the bits about how the Socialist Party came to be in Sweden and that there isn't ever blame placed on another character for causing another to be the way they are.
Too often family sagas place emphasis on blaming someone for faults in another. There are accusations of wrong doing and horrible treatment, but there is no blame. It is more about accepting what has been done, moving on and trying to make sure it doesn't happen again. There is "dysfunction" here but it is not the featured story. That is why I so enjoy this story.
I am sending this off to Germany today and look forward to reading everyone's comments. Thank you pgsahm for starting this ray!
This is a ray, so I am making release notes so it appears in the last 3 released column and perhaps attracts more participants :-)
okay, I have read this book along time ago in German, I think nearly 10 years before....
I still like the story, but I still think it was not an easy read because off the not know name who are used in the story.
sent the book out the next member !!!!!
goes out to the next member == > EnJoy !!!
In the beginning it was a little confusing to me because the women in this book have very familiar names: Hanna, Anna, Johanna...I mixed them up :-(
But it went better.
Very interesting - and mystic - book about three generation of women in historic Sweden.
On it´s way to Lisboa, Portugal
I haven't read many scandinavian novels, so this was surprise. Of the three narratives, I still enjoyed Hanna's better. What a difficult life she endured ...
The generation gap is very well portrayed, and if you come from a large family as I do then you understand it even better. It's funny how you only start appreciating your own parents, and seeing them as real persons, sometimes when it's already too late...
Will be mailed to ladytonia as soon as I get her address.
Mailed to ladytonia (Canada) today.