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yellowdogintexas

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41. she did not steal the idea of the pack librarians since it was a real thing
Sat Apr 13, 2024, 08:36 PM
Apr 13

however, the books have some significant similarities in detail which prompted the author of "Bookwoman" to sue her. I picked up right away on them when I read Giver of Stars; mostly they are thinly veiled duplications of events out on the trail. There are a couple of characters that I felt were blatant copies of characters in "Bookwoman" and a couple of incidents which seem derivative of Bookwoman.

I read both books and I liked Bookwoman much better mostly because the author really conveys the feel and character of the Eastern Ky mountains in the 1930s, the attitudes toward women, the side story of Cussy's unique medical situation and the people she meets and deals with. It is better written and is told from the point of view of a woman whose family has lived in those mountains for several generations, a true inside story

Giver of Stars is told from the point of view of an outsider experiencing severe culture shock and saddled with a strange husband and horrid inlaws. This woman is navigating a world which is totally strange and baffling to her and her struggle to come to grips with this strange new place gives the story a different feel.


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I read The Kingdom Of The Blind several years ago. Srkdqltr Apr 7 #1
Cool hermetic Apr 7 #3
I just reread it. Most memorable character was the snow. Deep freezing blizzard cold. And the hat. cbabe Apr 7 #12
The Target, a Robie and Reed novel by Baldacci. brer cat Apr 7 #2
Another one! hermetic Apr 7 #5
I just finished Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter. MontanaMama Apr 7 #4
Thanks, good to know hermetic Apr 7 #6
Lady Tan's Circle of Women by Lisa See people Apr 7 #7
That sounds quite awesome hermetic Apr 7 #8
Just finished two.... mentalsolstice Apr 7 #9
Never read that one.. hermetic Apr 7 #10
Tim Washburn: two titles cbabe Apr 7 #11
Ah Yellowstone hermetic Apr 7 #15
A David Baldacci, Bayard Apr 7 #13
Baldacci has a new one hermetic Apr 7 #16
Good day. Yesterday finished the singe/songwriter Brandi Carlile memoir of her childhood, openly txwhitedove Apr 7 #14
Yeah, hermetic Apr 7 #17
yes indeed The Bookwoman is a wonderful book. I recommend it to anyone I know who reads yellowdogintexas Apr 13 #40
Tried his Arthur and Queenie series while awaiting the next Chet and Bernie EverHopeful Apr 7 #18
Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek was awesome NanaCat Apr 7 #21
Oh--and BOOOOOOO to Jojo Moyes for stealing NanaCat Apr 7 #22
she did not steal the idea of the pack librarians since it was a real thing yellowdogintexas Apr 13 #41
The Exchange by John Grisham EverHopeful Apr 7 #19
Ian Rankin is one of my very favourite writers NanaCat Apr 7 #20
Date with Murder by Julia Chapman The King of Prussia Apr 7 #23
Oh, I say hermetic Apr 7 #24
My bad The King of Prussia Apr 7 #26
Nah, you're good hermetic Apr 7 #28
Babel by R. F. Kuang Deep State Witch Apr 7 #25
I just finished The Trees by Percival Everett and was a bit confounded by japple Apr 7 #27
Interesting hermetic Apr 7 #29
Mrs. Plansky's Revenge by Spencer Quinn question everything Apr 7 #30
What the... hermetic Apr 7 #31
Spam calls!! When you decide to go after them, I'll gladly go with you for that adventure. Grrr txwhitedove Apr 9 #37
Cool! hermetic Apr 11 #38
Trump rally speeches are poor in grammar and sentence structure, but the fictional lies just keep on coming. usaf-vet Apr 7 #32
Yeah, hermetic Apr 7 #33
Which ones? usaf-vet Apr 7 #34
Houstan and Hamilton hermetic Apr 7 #35
Start here: A Cold Day in Paradise. usaf-vet Apr 8 #36
Bedfordshire Clanger Calamity: Albert Smith's Culinary Capers Recipe 4 yellowdogintexas Apr 13 #39
Those sound great hermetic Apr 14 #42
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