I have been wanting to read this book for quite a while. i was a little disappointed in the structure of it. It is not that big of a book but took me some time to get into it and keep everybody straight.
I wasn't very fond of this book. I thought it would be a nice story about a group of women friends, but it was depressing and rather boring.
A interesting extended allegory of life as a quilt. The story circles around the women of a California quilting circle. I found it somewhat disjointed, enjoyable in parts, unique.
Loved it! so much better than the movie...but then again, the book usually always is...
I absolutely L O V E this book. There is a movie of it, but as usual, there is no comparison. If you have ever been in love, and have ever had a good friend, this book will touch your heart.
I enjoyed how the author spanned several histories to tell the story of these women.
I wanted to love this book. I didn't. I liked it in some places and was bored in others. I found myself skimming (and even wanting to skip) some portions. It would have been a better story without the 'instructions' on how to actually make a quilt.
This book touched me. I resonated with the relationships that were represented. I even tried to get my husband to read it, but he couldn't get into it.
Good book, better than the movie
This one has the cover that matches the movie with Winona Rider. It's been some time since I read it but I loved how the story evolved along with the quilt.
(from a review on the back cover) "These are beautiful individual stories, stitched into a profoundly moving whole...A spectrum of women's experience in the twentieth century." This book was made into a major motion picture.
Love this book. Note that it has a different cover than the one shown, even though the ISBN I listed is the correct one. The cover of the one I have is the movie version cover.