The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish

The Elegant Gathering of White Snows

byKris Radish

Kobo ebook | December 28, 2004

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Eight Women on a Journey That Will Change Their Lives as Lovers, Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Friends

Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex–prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for years, sharing food, wine, and their deepest secrets. But on this particular Thursday, Susan, Alice, Chris, Sandy, Gail, Mary, Joanne, and Janice decide to disappear from their own lives.

Their spontaneous pilgrimage attracts national attention and inspires other women from all across the country. As the miles fall away and the women forge ahead on their backroads odyssey—leaving small miracles in their wake—each of their histories unfolds, tales of shattered dreams and unexpected renewal, of thwarted love affairs and precious second chances.In luminous, heartwarming prose, Kris Radish deftly interweaves the women’s intimate confessions into the story of their brave, history-making walk.

A breathtaking achievement, The Elegant Gathering of White Snows tells an incomparable tale of friendship and love, loss and liberation.


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Title:The Elegant Gathering of White SnowsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 28, 2004Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553901176

ISBN - 13:9780553901177

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from a quick read I thought this book was going to be fun and light hearted. But boy was i surprised. It is an amazing journey of a bunch of women. It was a hard book to read. Filled with depression and lost hope. I did enjoy the side stories of the people who are following the womens journey. I loved the ended and the bond these women made. I read the book with my book club. It brought out tears, hugs and laughter. I would recommend this book to anyone who is strong in who they are. Someone who can share their life and love with a true dear friend.
Date published: 2009-10-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poorly written All of a sudden eight women in rural Wisconsin decide to go walking. It is a journey of the heart and touches women from everywhere. Each of the women walking is of a different age and from a different background. There are women who have lost children, women who have been raped, women with mental diseases and women lost from their families and their own dreams. They are walking and finding themselves. As they walk the whole of 'women hood' gets behind them and is empowered. Further this empowers several women who hear about them to follow their own dreams. What a load of .... I did finish this book but found it to be poorly written and even more poorly edited. First the premise of the story just didn't grab me and as I progressed further into the book it became even more unbelievable. There seemed to be a lot of extraneous drivel unnecessary to the story. I, at first thought, I just didn't get it but as I continued felt even the author didn't get it
Date published: 2008-10-27