Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
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Her out of work husband Ed is leading a I thought I was getting a sweet little Christmas book - instead I got a funny, sly, subversive hoot of a novel.Minnesota is a place where people avoid confrontation, where people obey the rules, have faith in G-d, and are more concerned with family life than most other things. Fables, Band 17 - Wettkampf der Zauberer So many books today are about social issues.This book is a gem. However, the last third of the book was great - funny and filled with some twists to wrap things up nicely.The story centres around Violet who, unfortunately, I found to be overbearing, manipulative and annoying who gets stuck on one issue regarding her daughter for too much of the book.
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The topics are a bit racy for us quiet Midwestern folk, but who really talks openly about lesbianism, sperm donation and gastrointestinal disorders on a regular basis?She is authoritative and somewhat of a know it all. Some readers posting online disliked Violet, who has her fingers in a lot of civic responsibilities, including chairmanship of the Faithful Redeemer Lutheran Church Christmas Fair for the Homeless.Ryan Stradal, New York Times bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest But never mind. All aspects of parenting and child rearing, with its dangers and its pleasures, are examined.Each section is tied together by the Christmas letter that she wrote that year - boasting of all of the achievements of her husband and daughter and their perfect lives.
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An entertaining read, a nice break from some of the other books with weightier subjects that I have read lately.Violet also inadvertently discovers many secrets about the members of her family and her community during her investigation, which threatens to further derail her overly quaint existence. Violet Baumgartner is absolutely over the top and insane--by design, of course.Now her Richard is retiring, yes they both have a Richard, and they hope to travel. In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics.The humor here is a path to something deeper.
Evergreen Tidings From The Baumgartners By Gretchen Anthony
Our journey along this comic high road takes us past some dark woods, but we are never invited to dwell in them.In an epic battle of wills, Violet goes to increasing lengths to wrest back control of her family, infuriating Cerise and snaring their family and friends in a very un-Midwestern, un-Baumgartner gyre of dramatics. Richard comes and goes at odd hours and Violet nudges Ed to keep an eye on his friend and what he might be up to.Character (and people) are usually far more complex than they appear. The Shepherds Crown Violet plans a party to celebrate his career and wants it to be a spectacular success like everything she plans.Dearest loved ones, far and near--evergreen tidings from the Baumgartners! Sinnliche Gewißheit Basics are stressed, rather than the material life.This novel is partly epistolary with the inclusion of the Xmas letters that Violet wrote yearly for about four decades.