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Shayla Dugan

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Learning to Swim (2024) 32 eksemplarer

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This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
This book was a miss for me. I found the events of the story unrealistic, the characters simplistic and flat, and the writing uninspiring. The lack of plot development left me with little emotional connection to the characters and their lives. Also, I can’t relate to a woman in her 30s who calls her mom “Mother” and refers to her dad as “Daddy.” I considered not finishing this book several times in my reading, and in retrospect I don’t feel like I would’ve missed anything had I chosen to quit it or skip it all together.… (mere)
 
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ChristineMx | 22 andre anmeldelser | Jun 6, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I received a copy of Learning to Swim through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program. Found this account of three generations learning to cope with one another and the changes in their lives very readable and relatable (although I like to think that I'd know better than to get involved in a relationship with the boss). Shows the "sandwich" generation stress and realistic (to me) depictions of the younger and older generations in that sandwich coming to terms with the inevitable passing of time. I'll be hoping the sequel (?) gives us more Ida/grandma story. I'd like to dig around there more .... so much more to her than we've been given so far.… (mere)
 
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LisbethE | 22 andre anmeldelser | May 21, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
Thank you Egret Lake Books and Early Readers for the chance to read this story. This book is about moms and daughters. Old life tramas. How even small ones can determine the way we cope and relate to others in our future. It's also about women empowering themselves. This book is packed with lifes lessons without being over bearing. It's quick to read with short chapters and heartwarming in places. This would be a good book for a book club discussion.
 
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theeccentriclady | 22 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2024 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
What a great debut from Shayla Dugan. Such an engaging story of mother/daughter relationships told by three generations. Dugan was able to tell the story of Ida, Gabrielle and Juniper from each perspective with ease. Even though the ages varied from 13-75, I found each story to be relatable and connected to each character.
 
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ronicaarias | 22 andre anmeldelser | Apr 30, 2024 |

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Værker
1
Medlemmer
32
Popularitet
#430,838
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
23
ISBN
1