Book Reviews of Saying Grace

Saying Grace
Saying Grace
Author: Beth Gutcheon
ISBN-13: 9780060927271
ISBN-10: 0060927275
Publication Date: 6/19/1996
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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A powerful moving story about a woman who has everything --a much loved daughter, a solid marriage and a job she loves-plus one great failing. She wants thngs to stay the same
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Rue Shaw does not like change. How will that effect the country day school she runs, as well as her family and social life?
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Like all of Gutcheon's books, this one is great.
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"Saying Grace" is a great story, with many twists and turns. The author, Beth Gutcheon, has many characters in this story and sometimes it is difficult to keep them all straight! This story is set in a private school, and lets you in on all the drama that is going on in the characters lives. I couldn't put this book down, because I wanted to find out what would happen. This is a great read by a great author.
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What a wonderful read!
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Back of book: A powerfully moving novel about Rue Shaw, a woman who has everything worth having - a much loved daughter, a solid marriage, and a job she loves - plus one great failing: She wants things to stay the same. Set in the close-knit world of a country day school on California's gold coast, Saying Grace captures a clash of values and cultures that profoundly shakes the entire community, especially the life of Rue Shaw, who heads the school.
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Great book
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Rue Shaw has everything--a much loved child, a solid marriage, and a job she loves. Saying Grace takes place in Rue's mid-life, when her daughter is leaving home, her parents are failing, her husband is restless and the school she has built is being buffeted by changes in society that affect us all. Funny, rich in detail and finally stunning, this novel presents a portrait of a tight-knit community in jeopardy, and of a charming woman whose most human failing is that she wants things to stay the same.

Saying Grace is about the fragility of human happiness and the strength of convictions, about keeping faith as a couple whether it keeps one safe or not. Beth Gutcheon has a gift for creating a world in microcosm and capturing the grace in the rhythms of everyday life.