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The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society
The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society
Author: Darien Gee
Welcome to Avalon, Illinois, Pop. 4,243 — At Madeline’s Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past: Isabel Kidd is fixing up her ramshackle house while sorting through the complic...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345525376
ISBN-10: 034552537X
Publication Date: 1/5/2013
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Audio CD
Members Wishing: 14
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njmom3 avatar reviewed The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society on + 1233 more book reviews
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Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-avalon-ladies-scrapbooking-society.html

The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society is a follow up to Darien Gee's first book Friendship Bread. However, both books stand independently and do not have to be read together. This book brings to life the small town of Avalon through the eyes and stories of some of the women in town.

Bettie is an older, long time Avalon resident who is the head of the scrapbooking society. Isabelle is recovering from her husband's betrayal and death. Yvonne Tate is the town plumber attempting to live live on her terms. Ava is a single parent who had an affair with Isabel's husband. Frances is the young mother. Madeline runs a local cafe. Connie is a young woman who is still figuring out where she belongs. All these women are connected by bonds of family, friendship, and small town life.

I am a photographer but not a scrapbooker. However, an interest in scrapbooking is not necessary for enjoying this story. The concept of memories is an underlying theme to the entire book - memories that we cherish, memories that trouble us, memories we try and leave behind, and the memories we create every single day.

A quick read. A simple story about women and their laughter and their tears. A cozy book to read with a cup of tea.

*** Reviewed for the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program ***
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