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Thank You for All Things (Wal)
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Author: Sandra Kring
At eleven, Lucy McGowan already knows she'll be a psychologist when she grows up. And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling. Now Lucy, her "profoundly gifted" twin brother, Milo, her commitment-phobic mother, and her New Age grandmother are leaving Chicago for Timber Falls, Wisconsin, to ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553592337
ISBN-10: 0553592335
Publication Date: 9/30/2008
Pages: 448
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Discovery
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is by the same author who wrote THE BOOK OF BRIGHT IDEAS. You'll need tissues for this one as a young girl struggles to figure out her place in a family torn apart by crisis and violence. The characters are loveable and as varied as a small town can be. Totally enjoyable read.
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Helpful Score: 4
I really enjoyed this story. It is from the viewpoint of Lucy the daughter who wants to know about her father and what it takes to learn the truth is often very hard. Family secrets and old wounds make for large roadblocks in her search. As you read about the family members it's hard to keep in mind which are the adults and which are the children because age doesn't always make us adults at heart.
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Helpful Score: 3
One more great read by Sandra Kring. She writes a book like no one else. As soon as you read the first paragraph you are part of the book.

This was written around the death of the Grandfather who everyone saw from different views. Some saw him as a great person while others saw him as a mean and hateful man

Great book take the time to read it
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was a really good read, but I could have done without the massive amounts of profanity.
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Kring's writing style - it's vivid and to the point - not all flowery and wordy. I learned some things about life and death from this book, and thought the story unfolded and ended beautifully. The characters were very real and loveable. I thought the subject matter was really depressing and didn't really look forward to reading the book, but felt like I had to find out the secret and that I owed it to the characters.
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Lucy McGowan is 11 years old and her mother is taking her, her profoundly gifted twin brother Milo and her maternal Grandmother to Timber Falls, Wisconsin to care for Lucys dying grandfather. A man she has never met because her mother has been estranged from him since before Lucy and her brother were born.

Her mother, Tess, doesnt want to go. But events are working against her not going. Their Chicago apartment is about to go through a major bug fumigation so they have to vacate it for a few days. Then, while they are away, the apartment building burns down and they end up spending even more time in Timber Falls.

Her grandmother is the one who insists they need to go take care of her grandfather her abusive ex-husband. His Alzheimers is worsening and his third wife is leaving him.

In Timber Falls, the family learns about love and forgiveness and Lucy learns the one thing that shes always wanted know who her father really is. (And its not a famous actor.)

I really enjoyed this book. The story is compelling and Tess refusal to tell Lucy and Milo about their father leads Lucy to obsess about who her father might be in a hilarious manner. Plus the influences that her New Age grandmother has on her cause her to do some fairly crazy things.
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Very good book.

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