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The Sweet By and By
The Sweet By and By
Author: Todd Johnson
"I want you to know something if you don't already. Life is choosing whom and what you love. Everything else follows . . ." — Among the longleaf pines and family farms of eastern North Carolina, days seem to pass without incident for Margaret Clayton and Bernice Stokes until they discover each other in a friendship that wil...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061579516
ISBN-10: 0061579513
Publication Date: 3/30/2010
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Sweet By and By on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This book could have been great except it wasn't. Meet 5 women whose lives are told in short, jumpy bits, who are kind of, but not altogether that connected. The book jumps years at a time in places and falls short of developing any one of the women in the story. This was a book club selection that my group, as a whole, was very disappointed in. If it hadn't been for my commitment to the club, I would have stopped reading it after 100 pages. Read The Help by Kathryn Stockett if you really want to be blown away by the lives of some amazing women!
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! Having been raised in the South, I appreciate good Southern literature, and this book is amazing. It's about an unlikely friendship among five very different women - black, white, young, old, wealthy, and poor. There are scattered pearls of wisdom throughout the book. Sometimes I finished a chapter, stopped and thought "Wow! I want to read that again!" Then I went back and savored the phrase or paragraph that had charmed me. I plan to read this one again with highlighter in hand. This book will stay on my shelf for many years. Do yourself a favor and read this one!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book very much. I thought it was going to be more humorous. There are some pretty funny goings on (although sad, in a way)...after all, a nursing home is not really a comedy club. Well written...reminded me of The Help. I would recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very nice debut novel. Conversational writing style that brings the characters alive. I will look forward to future stories from this writer.
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thepurpleprint avatar reviewed The Sweet By and By on + 3 more book reviews
Meet five North Carolina women who are about to change the way you think about friendships. Great book about friendships & getting older. Quick summer read.


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