Apr 11, 2017

First Chapter: Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel, June 14, 2016.
This book got mixed reviews, so I'm eager to see how I will like it! Another library book!

First chapter:
Summer fattened everybody up. The family buttered without reserve; pie seemed to be everywhere. They awoke and slept and awoke in the summerhouse on the island, ate all their meals on the porch while the sun moved across the sky. They looked out at the saltwater cove and watched the sailboats skim and tack across the blue towards the windward beach, littered with the outgrown shells of horseshoe crabs. 

Picture the five of them, looking like a family. 

Book description:
"... an imaginative novel about a wealthy New England family in the 1960s and '70s that suddenly loses its fortune—and its bearings."

Would you read on?
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  1. I love the era, naturally, since it was my time of youth...LOL. I can already picture the characters in this setting, and I do want to know more.

    Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE”

  2. I like the writing style and the intro, so I'd keep reading!

  3. I just finished this book today and loved the first half but then got annoyed with the parents:( Hope u like it Harvee

  4. I saw this one at the library and didn't pick it up.


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