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by Judith Ivey,Patricia Gaffney

Free eBook The Saving Graces download ISBN: 0375407146
Author: Judith Ivey,Patricia Gaffney
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (June 7, 1999)
Language: English
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The Saving Graces" by Patricia Gaffney is written in the first person and narrated by each of the 4 main characters of the book. The reader sees the view points of each woman, and the story unfolds in this manner.

The Saving Graces" by Patricia Gaffney is written in the first person and narrated by each of the 4 main characters of the book. The Saving Graces is the name of their "club" of women, all of whom meet once a month to have dinner and discuss whatever topic they had chosen to talk about.

The Saving Graces - Patricia Gaffney. The Saving Graces had been without a fifth member for quite a while when Isabel met Susan and proposed her for membership. She had some lovely qualities, Susan did, and she could be quite interesting and funny. But she had one flaw: she never shut up.

The Saving Graces book. However, I've heard a lot about Patricia Gaffney lately, and how she is SUCH a great author. So, I decided to go ahead and read this

The Saving Graces book. So, I decided to go ahead and read this. And, she was a romance author before she began writing general fiction.

Before we fell asleep in each other's arms, Kirby had managed to cure me of morbidity, at least for a while. He's a man of many varied and surprising talents ransforms people

Before we fell asleep in each other's arms, Kirby had managed to cure me of morbidity, at least for a while. He's a man of many varied and surprising talents ransforms people. Emma would argue, but the fact is, I am not a romantic. Having said-that, I have to admit I felt different this morning. I lay very still, and presently it came to me what was missing. The colorless sunrise seeped in around the edges of the curtain, and by its grainy light 1 studied the lines on my palm

The Saving Graces (Paperback). Published May 31st 2001 by Pocket Books. Paperback, 400 pages. Patricia Gaffney, Judith Ivey.

The Saving Graces (Paperback). Author(s): Patricia Gaffney. ISBN: 0671033921 (ISBN13: 9780671033927). ISBN: 0375407146 (ISBN13: 9780375407147).

Meet The Saving Graces, Four Of The Best Friends A Woman Can Ever Have.

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Patricia Gaffney captures the beauty and the ugliness of female relationships, and accurately depicts how women tend to pair up. Ultimately, they all pull together and there love, although on different levels, is present for each member of the group. What a great book! 0. Report. com User, March 8, 2000.

As The Saving Graces begins, each woman is on the cusp of a major challenge: Emma will fall into .

As The Saving Graces begins, each woman is on the cusp of a major challenge: Emma will fall into tormented love with a married man; Rudy's controlling husband will close in on her just as she's making progress overcoming her troubled past; Lee will be unable to conceive a baby; and Isabel's cancer will relapse. It's Isabel's illness that draws the four women together more tightly than ever and takes their friendship, love, and courage to the limit

Friendship sustains and enriches women's lives in ways no romantic or family relationship ever can. Now, in this wonderfully warm, humorous, and moving novel, Patricia Gaffney paints a rich portrait of this sometimes delicate yet resilient bond through the lives of four charming, vividly real women you'll swear you know--women who will become old friends you'll always remember.For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with husbands, lovers, careers, children--the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance--a connection that has grown stronger as the years go by...Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, they will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love, loyalty, and courage to the ultimate test.Captivating from the first chapter to the last, this mesmerizing story illuminates the emotional links that define and join us as women. Funny, inspirational, joyous, and oh-so-true, The Saving Graces is an audiobook no listener will forget--a story to be passed from friend to friend.Reader Bio:Judith Ivey has earned Tony for her work in Hurlyburly and Steaming and an Emmy nomination for the television movie What the Deaf Man Heard. Her many film credits include Devil's Advocate, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Mystery, Alaska.
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Yggfyn
There are a few criteria a book must meet to win my heart: 1) The characters (at least the main ones) must have depth, be believable, and allow me to empathize with them; 2) The main character(s) MUST be shown to grow and change in an interesting yet believable manner; and 3) The "story" must be engrossing and well-paced, yet intricate enough in detail to make me feel comfortable there. This book had all these and more! Ms. Gaffney is now one of my favorite authors, and "The Saving Graces" will be one of those books that I reread every year or two. Such a treat!
Gholbirius
"The Saving Graces" by Patricia Gaffney is written in the first person and narrated by each of the 4 main characters of the book. The reader sees the view points of each woman, and the story unfolds in this manner.
The Saving Graces is the name of their "club" of women, all of whom meet once a month to have dinner and discuss whatever topic they had chosen to talk about. Through the years the members come and go, but the 4 main women remain the same: Isabel is the oldest of the group and seems to be the one that keeps the women united. Rudy is married to a very controlling husband and the other three are polite enough never to criticize her choice in marrying him. Lee is the rock of the group, the one that tries to keep things organized and controlled. And last but not least, Emma longs to be a writer and her story starts out with her growing crush on a married man.
What I found interesting with this book was the way the reader was able to get different perspectives on each character. I think it was an usual way to write this book. At the same time, I found it rather distracting, because with each new chapter I was seeing things from a different character's eyes, and it took me quite a while to figure out who was who.
I dont think this technique of alternating narrators worked well with this book, but other than that, I was interested in the story and what was evolving in the plot. I wanted to know what happened to each of the women. The author made the reader care about each character.
I give this book 4 stars because of the content of the book, but if it had been written in a different way, it definitely would have been a 5 star book for me! I definitely recommend this book.
unmasked
This is the first book I have read by Patricia Gaffney. I chose the book because the majority of the reviews on the Kindle were good. But I had a lot of difficulty getting into the book. About halfway through I was going to abandon it; then decided to read a little further and it started to get better . If the first half had been as good as the last half I would have given it a better rating. The Saving Graces is a group of women who meet once a month and are best friends, but each chapter jumps from one character to another. Each chapter is headed by one of the women's names; you read along and kind of get interested in that person and suddenly it jumps to another person and you have to switch gears on the story. I almost gave it up because of the constant switching of story line and the confusion. I finished it because I skipped over a lot to get to the end. Hope all her books are not in that format.
Nafyn
It was a good story. I had this book for a very long time and decided to finally read it. Since it is a much older book, it's a little out of touch with today's female characters. But all-in-all its a good book. I only liked two main characters. Emma and Rudy were a bit annoying to me. I won't mention why because I don't want to give the story away. I recommend for older women.
Tejora
I like the book for the characters , how rich and real they can be. I like the book for the description of friendship between intelligent and beautiful women who act with respect with one another and are learning through the years to trust one another and to accept the differences. The men characters are also rich and varied. The important factor that our society includes both sexes with their qualities and faults. Life is a progression in all facets.
Orll
Loved the descriptions of the characters and of the complexity of their relationships. At first it was difficult keeping track of the specifics of each of the four characters, but as the book went on that was almost a treat. As a survivor it is wonderful to see the beauty of the cancer journey and all of its highs and lows.
Ballardana
After reading this book, I purchased nine copies for a group of girlfriends with whom I've shared birthdays and Christmases for about ten years. The story captures what it means to be a good friend to other women in fun and challenging times. There are circumstances and characters in the book that have come to mind several times since the reading. I think many people would enjoy it. It's creatively written from the perspective of each of the four main characters, which is interesting. I couldn't wait to see how some of the issues were resolved.
I wish that all women could have friends like these who really care and know you. All the women in this story have their own weaknesses and strengths which they share with each other. As the saying goes, friends are the family you pick. These women picked each. They could share, laugh and cry and not be judged. Their close friendship gave them stability, strength and a true sense of belonging.