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Book Title: The Bird House|
The author of the book: Kelly Simmons
ISBN 13: 9781410438409
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.28 MB
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Reader ratings: 6.9
Edition: Thorndike Press
Date of issue: July 6th 2011
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Reading this book, for me, was meant to be. Here's the funny back-story.
While on Twitter, I was involved in a conversation with other 'Twits' (I don't think we're actually called that - but, it's funny, so - I use it) about books we'd recently read and enjoyed. I mentioned that while it took me some time to finally get to it, I'd found Still Alice by Lisa Genova really good.
As Twitter is an open Social platform geared to conversation and connection ~ a woman named Kelly Simmons joined the conversation and said something to the effect of: "If you liked Still Alice - you'll love The Bird House". She added more, but that's the part I remember.
The Bird House, I thought - gosh, I just SAW that book on the Costco Book Table two days ago. I actually picked it up because I loved the cover and the title (if you read my reviews, you'll find that this is a common theme for me when seeing a book I'm not previously familiar with). The only thing that prevented me from buying it was the stack of book I already had at home waiting my attention. Seriously, I believe I suffer from a book buying addiction. But, I digress.
So, I tweet back to Kelly Simmons the fact that I almost bought it, etc. She called it serendipitous - and that was that. Me being me, I then went to her Twitter page to find out more about her. And long story short (if it's not too late) ~ she's the AUTHOR of The Bird House!
I bought the book later that week, put it at the top of my 'To Read Next' pile ... and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
This story is told from the perspective of Annie Biddle - a 70-something year old woman succumbing to Dementia.
With honesty and a willingness to acknowledge the truth about the many hurts and disappointments in her life, including frank retells of bad decisions made - Annie takes us through a family history laced with betrayal, pain and many secrets.
Her granddaughter Ellie serves as a trigger for certain memories and insights as the two grow close through time spent together and secrets shared.
We see history repeat itself through the generations with affiars and illegitimate children. There's tragedy, marital discord, lives lived openly and lives lived in secrecy. Annie shares it all and apologizes for none of it. She also tries to impart her wisdom learned in meaningful ways to enrich the life of her beloved granddaughter.
I rated this book 8 out of 10.
My favourite line in the book? "Ellie ... if you ever have to choose between a man who's serious and a man who's fun, choose the fun one. Promise me."
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