Lydia's Party

Lydia's Party

Large Print - 2014
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Every year, Lydia hosts a party for six women friends who treasure the midwinter bash. Over a table laden with food and wine, they'll revel in newsy updates, simmering secrets, and laughter. We follow the flawed but lovable characters through their party preparations and share stolen moments of meditation on their lives. But as this particular evening unfolds, Lydia prepares to make a shattering announcement that will change them in unexpected ways.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410468932
1410468933
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION Hawkins Margaret 05/2014
Characteristics: 383 pages (large print) ;,23 cm

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LaughingOne Nov 23, 2014

I enjoyed viewing time and their relationships from the viewpoints of each of the women, even as Lydia was the main character of this novel. But I also found myself feeling sorry for them all -- if these women are best friends for decades, which it seems they are -- where is the spark? the joy? the love? I see habits. I want more.

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caj1222204441801
Mar 01, 2014

first time reading this particular author and I fell in love with the characters. a true read for those who have turmoil and don't know where to turn. I was amazed at the authors complexity and love for Lydia. a great read.

marysmoss Feb 23, 2014

Exquisitely fine-tuned character sketches within a softly compelling narrative. Each party-goer gets a turn at expressing fears, loves, past and future dreams as the plot thickens and secrets are revealed.

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becker
Dec 12, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It was thoughtful and touching and I found myself lost in the story.

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