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Subject: Anyone read Another Song About the King? Great book!
Date Posted: 1/26/2011 11:20 PM ET
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Has anyone read this book?  It's by Kathryn Stern.  It wasn't really something I wanted to read.  I got it in a 3 for 1 deal.

It turned out to be an amazing.  It was very different from what I expected. 

The story is about a daughter trying to start her life and reflecting on the emotional damage her Mother did to her.  Her Mother had one amazing event in her life.  Before she married, she went on a date with Elvis Presley.  She wraps her whole life around that one experience and it turns into an obsession.  Nothing in her life can compare with what she has blown up the date into meaning and that begins to affect her relationships with everyone else because she can't others to have happier moments than she is able to experience.

I don't want to get away the plot.  But, I must say this was well written.  I think many people might relate to the Mother/daughter conflict and how it can turn into an ugly thing.  So ugly that neither knows if they really love each other.

Anyway, thought I'd post about it as it may be a book others would be interested in.



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Date Posted: 2/2/2011 12:15 PM ET
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Hey, thanks for posting about it. I just finished a book and was wondering what I was going to read next. I have that book on my TBR pile so I may go with it.

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 1:12 PM ET
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Well, I finished it this morning. I have to say... I didn't really enjoy it. I just found the whole book kind of depressing. It seems to have a lot of grea reviews on Amazon, so I guess it's just me. This is probably not the right time in my life for me to be reading this book.sad

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 2:45 AM ET
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Glenda, I probably should have warned that it can be depressing.  I understand the timing.  Since my Mom's surgery, I have gone through my TBR.  Anything with illness is a real turn off right now.

Date Posted: 2/7/2011 7:54 AM ET
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I know what you mean, Melody. And sometimes you don't know it's gonna come up in a book. I used to get so emotionally involved in what I was reading that I would get irritated at my husband for no reason... Just because of the guy in the book or something. One more reason I stopped reading romances years ago. I don't think I do that anymore, though. The difference between being 20 and being 40, I guess. Inane to day, I'm glad things got pretty much resolved in the book. I'm satisfied with the way that came out.