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Thread: "The Goodbye Quilt"

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    Senior Member Highmtn's Avatar
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    Smile "The Goodbye Quilt"

    I just finished reading the book "The Goodbye Quilt" by Susan Wiggs.

    While it's not an earth shattering block buster, it's SUCH a charming book centered around a handmade quilt, a road trip and a mother daughter relationship. I could sure relate to the emotions in the book given I became an "empty nester" about 8 years ago when my daughter moved out to go to college.

    I know I've really enjoyed a book when I feel sorry I reached the end. I miss the characters and storyline. I felt like I was in the back seat of the car with them....lol

    It's an easy read....and I would think a LOT of the women in here might be able relate to it. You could probably read it in a weekend, but I read it on my lunch breaks while at work.

    "It's a *fine line* between HOBBY and MENTAL ILLNESS"~ Dave Barry

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll check out the book.

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    I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip

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    I will also look for it. Thanks.

    Dina

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    I think women will like it!
    "It's a *fine line* between HOBBY and MENTAL ILLNESS"~ Dave Barry

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    I haven't read this yet, but have enjoyed others she has written. Thanks for tip.

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    Sounds like a good book. Thank you for the info.

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    Sounds very interesting. I will check it out. Thanks!

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    I enjoyed it also ))

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    Did this book just come out? I read alot of Susan Wiggs books and I have not seen that one. I enjoy all her books and would like to read that one. Where did you buy it?

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    I will check this one out too though I suspect it may bring tears... I've missed my daughter so much while she is away at college in Southern California!
    Shannon

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    Oh good! Another author who features quilts.

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    I have read the book and could identify with the characters, too. I really enjoyed it. My only child left home in 1987 to go to college, then moved to Omaha (over 500 miles away) and has been there 16 years.

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    Thanks! Always looking for another good book to read with a quilt connection.

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    Thanks. I can relate to the characters in books also. I feel like they are family sometimes, And sometimes so happy they aren't! I'm going to look for this book.
    SHIRLEY

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    I read it, but might go to the library and check it out again.

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    I have read it and I loved it. It is a quick read.
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    Thanks for the tip. My only daughter is trying to get into a PHD program in Salt Lake City so hopefully she will be moving from Montana soon so I will be an empty nester. (I mean hopefully she will get in not that I want her to leave us) She lived at home most of college since we only live about 10 mile from campus (and we would not afford the dorms except the first year) This sound like a good book to fill some of the time.

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    Thanks for the tip. I will read the book also.

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    I have read this book and found it very interesting. Some of the items she was using to make the quilt really surprised me. You'll have to read the book to find out what I'm talking about. I enjoy any book that has a quilting theme.

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    Off to my library website.......

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    There is an audio book as well, I listened to it as I was sewing. good book! Check the library.

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    Another quilt series books available is by Marie Bostwick-she has written several in a series, and her new one comes out in April-very good reading of a bunch of women who own and teach at the Cobblestone quilt store-Good reading-reader won't be let down by her writing like Jennifer Chiaverrini books-this author continues where she left off and don't jump ahead 25 years like Jennifer did in her last book. I will check out the Susan Wiggs book next time I got to Barnes & Noble-thanks

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    I enjoyed Marie Bostwick's more than Susan Wiggs but both authors can be entertaining IMHO

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    Thanks! Always looking for a good book to read.

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