Lydia's Party

Lydia's Party

Book - 2014
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"Lydia is having a party, one she hosts every year for a group of six women friends who look forward to the annual midwinter bash that has become a cherished ritual in their lives. Over a table laden with dishes, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement. When Lydia's announcement shocks them all they rediscover the enduring bonds of friendship and find their lives changing yet again in new and unexpected ways" -- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, 2014
ISBN: 9780670015764
0670015768
Branch Call Number: FIC Hawk
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 22 cm

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LaughingOne Nov 23, 2014

I enjoyed viewing time and their relationships from the viewpoints of each of the women, even as Lydia was the main character of this novel. But I also found myself feeling sorry for them all -- if these women are best friends for decades, which it seems they are -- where is the spark? the joy? the love? I see habits. I want more.

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caj1222204441801
Mar 01, 2014

first time reading this particular author and I fell in love with the characters. a true read for those who have turmoil and don't know where to turn. I was amazed at the authors complexity and love for Lydia. a great read.

marysmoss Feb 23, 2014

Exquisitely fine-tuned character sketches within a softly compelling narrative. Each party-goer gets a turn at expressing fears, loves, past and future dreams as the plot thickens and secrets are revealed.

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becker
Dec 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It was thoughtful and touching and I found myself lost in the story.

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