What a Woman Must Do

What a Woman Must Do By FaithSullivan, What a Woman Must Do Set in the Midwest in Faith Sullivan s novel follows the interconnected lives of three women of three generations Bess Harriet and Kate All have been affected by the death of Bess
  • Title: What a Woman Must Do
  • Author: FaithSullivan
  • ISBN: 9781571310378
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • What a Woman Must Do By FaithSullivan, Set in the Midwest in 1952, Faith Sullivan s novel follows the interconnected lives of three women of three generations Bess, 17, Harriet, 39, and Kate, 59 All have been affected by the death of Bess s parents in a car accident As Bess prepares for college, and Harriet for marriage, Great Aunt Kate holds the trio together In writing knowingly and appreciatively of smalSet in the Midwest in 1952, Faith Sullivan s novel follows the interconnected lives of three women of three generations Bess, 17, Harriet, 39, and Kate, 59 All have been affected by the death of Bess s parents in a car accident As Bess prepares for college, and Harriet for marriage, Great Aunt Kate holds the trio together In writing knowingly and appreciatively of small town life, Sullivan, winner of the Milkweed Editions National Fiction Prize, addresses the universal themes of family, love, and loyalty What a Woman Must Do draws the reader in Washington Post Book World
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    1. What a Woman Must Do begs the question what are the circumstances under which she has to decide What forces her hand to act Kate, Harriet, and Bess, who share a house in Harvester, Minnesota, each come to critical junctures in their lives While Kate s arthritis threatens her mobility, her boarder and dear friend, Harriet, waits for a marriage proposal Bess, like a daughter to both these surrogate mothers, falls in love on the verge of college In this novel, Faith Sullivan shows us women not hemm [...]


    2. Three women, one much older, one approaching middle age, and one about to start college, are the protagonists in this novel by Faith Sullivan Bonded by family and unhappy and tragic circumstances, they live in Harvester, Minnesota, a small, claustrophobic town that did not break during the Great Depression but holds grudges, spews gossip In a little place like Harvester, the past never became history, but sat side by side with current events, like an old woman pushing in among the young ones, in [...]


    3. This is the least favorite of the Faith Sullivan books I ve read, yet it still garners a 5 Yet again we visit Harvester, MN this time in 1950 What I found interesting in this was the exploration of family We get involved in the lives of Kate, Harriet and Bess three women who are related, but not necessarily in traditional ways And the exploration of home, or the place we belong And it all takes place over 2 summer days I enjoy Sullivan s pacing and character development What could have been a pr [...]


    4. Overall underwhelming Little depth to the characters and uninteresting plot Felt like I was reading the journal of three boring women.


    5. I ve really enjoyed Faith Sullivan s other books, but this one didn t grab me It was a bit disjointed and for being a book about strong women, they didn t seem very strong to me.


    6. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn t always recognize the changes in those around her a lounge musician haunted by a past romance a form [...]


    7. I loved this book If it can be said about a book that the story was both simple and complex at the same time, that s how I would describe this It was written about 3 women, spanning 3 generations, in a simpler time early 1950 s and before , but it shows you that besides what we outwardly saw during that simpler time things weren t so simple Complications and difficulties are always a part of life, no matter what era you live in I love reading books set in my home state of Minnesota, and the bonu [...]


    8. I didn t finish this book I was surprised at not liking it, since several folks have recommended Sullivan s books as essential reads, especially for women I didn t feel attached or invested in the main characters, and by page 70, I didn t really feel it was going anywhere The inner turmoil of Bess losing her parents at a young age was not as central as I thought it would be It felt a little poke a long, and while it may have something to do with the slow time charm of the 50s, this story just wa [...]


    9. An excellent novel.I had trouble liking some of the characters, well, one, and it seemed a sad and dark story most of the time, but by the ending there were some notes of hope, some hints that the future would be something to look forward to.


    10. Set in 1952, the book opens with a Way back when item in the Harvester Standard Ledger which recounts an auto accident which killed Archer and Celia Canby Survivors are their daughter Elizabeth, age seven and a great aunt, Katherine Drew The great aunt Kate has been raising Elizabeth since the accident and another distant relative, Harriet McCaffery, a single lady nearing middle age also lives with them The small newspaper item shakes them all with feelings of sadness, guilt, and embarassement t [...]


    11. Faith Sullivan s thoughtful, slow moving novel, set in rural Minnesota in 1952, explores the conflicted loyalties of three women 59 year old Kate Drew, her dear friend and distant relative, Harriet McCaffery, and Kate s great niece, Bess, a volatile teenager whom Kate and Harriet have raised from the age of 7 after the car crash that killed Bess s parents Bess s mother, Celia, had also been orphaned in early childhood and raised by Kate and her husband, Martin Faith Sullivan is a presenter at th [...]


    12. This was one of those really subtle books A calm and quiet read, there were a few short times when I couldn t put it down, but in the end I felt like the story was not finished I know some might describe it as of a character study but I also know some stories are subtle Maybe it s just not what I needed to read right now I think I will read one of her other books because I did enjoy her writing.


    13. I really wanted to like this book having so loved Faith Sullivan s The Cape Ann However, I just never was able to delve into the story here It quite simply did not hold my interest I liked the characters but for some reason their comings and goings weren t enough to classify the novel as absorbing.


    14. Appreciating lives of women who came before lends expansiveness to the roles men and women play in each others lives Three generations of women living in the 50 s whose lives intersect makes one consider what future generations will be thinking about those of us living now, and wonder what cultural changes will affect personal choice How provincial will we seem


    15. So disappointed in this book Sullivan s Empress of One is one of my favorite books ever, and this one dragged and disintegrated before my eyes Also hated the characterization of a woman in her late 50s as a crone Enough


    16. Minnesota author tells the story of three generations of women and their struggle to break free from the tragedy that brought them together I would call this light reading and a quick read because it is relatively short and easy.


    17. Kate, Harriet and Bess are three women who are facing some new changes in their lives and this book tells the story of thewm and how these changes relate to each other As usual, the author has written an enjoyable ride through the lives of her characters in this little town.


    18. Faith Sullivan explores the lives of women in a small town Harvester MN and how their choices are sadly bound by what a woman must do This is an excellent book for a book club discussion, would be even interesting if it was a couples group.





    19. I loved this book A girl lives with her great aunt and Harriett The girl is very strong willed This was just a great fiction story.



    20. This was just okay I hoped to like it as I really liked Cape Ann and Gardenias The strong female characters weren t here like in those other novels.




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