One Sweet Quarrel

One Sweet Quarrel

Deirdre McNamer Nancy Pearl / Dec 06, 2019

One Sweet Quarrel Marvelous prose McNamer s book is full of it and full too of an unwavering commitment to and wonder at humanity Add to those its grand story its fine sense of irony and humor its emotional accura

  • Title: One Sweet Quarrel
  • Author: Deirdre McNamer Nancy Pearl
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Marvelous prose McNamer s book is full of it, and full too of an unwavering commitment to, and wonder at, humanity Add to those its grand story, its fine sense of irony and humor, its emotional accuracy, and One Sweet Quarrel becomes one sweet and unforgettable novel New York Times Book ReviewLeaving behind their provincial Midwestern upbringing, the Malone siblin Marvelous prose McNamer s book is full of it, and full too of an unwavering commitment to, and wonder at, humanity Add to those its grand story, its fine sense of irony and humor, its emotional accuracy, and One Sweet Quarrel becomes one sweet and unforgettable novel New York Times Book ReviewLeaving behind their provincial Midwestern upbringing, the Malone siblings go their separate ways to test their mettle in the big, beckoning world of America s dawning Jazz Age While Jerry heads west to claim a homestead and join the great oil rush, Daisy sets her sights on the glamorous life of a big city singer in Manhattan But fate and failing fortunes reunite them in tiny Shelby, Montana and draw them into the 1923 Dempsey Gibbons World Heavyweight Championship, the faltering town s grand scheme to save itself from economic ruin.With the help of a Noah s Ark sized arena, an underground hero, heavyweight champ Jack Dempsey, and a mountain of money at stake, boxing history and legendary memories will be made And for a moment as fleeting and spectacular as Halley s Comet, these American dreamers will savor the sweet taste of an extraordinary life.Book Lust Rediscoveries is a series devoted to reprinting some of the best and now out of print novels originally published from 1960 to 2000 Each book is personally selected by NPR commentator and Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, as well as discussion questions for book groups and a list of recommended further reading.

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    1. This book relates the history of the Malone Family of Ohio, from the early 1900s through the 1970s, in New York, Montana, and elsewhere. The main characters are siblings--Carlton, Daisy Sue, and Jerry. The book is loosely structured around the events of one day in 1973 when two of the siblings attend a commemorative event. Interspersed are memories, letters, narrations. And so it is for the elderly-- the past is always there, making itself known and not always with a simple and straightforward t [...]


    2. This is my twenty-fifth book that I have received and read from . For me this book was at first hard to understand and get into, but the more you read the story,the more it made sense. The story is about three siblings Carton, Daisy Sue, and Jerry,their lives from the early 1900s through the 1970s. The author tells you about the characteristics of Carlton, he is a bully, growing up never leaves home town,know it all. Daisy Sue self proclaimed singer, stays at home with mother till she passes awa [...]


    3. The writing reminds me of Ken Haruff's writing in Plainsong and Evensong. McNamer displays a distinct style of incomplete sentences, vivid description and characters. It's difficult to follow the three main characters, two brothers and a sister, following their doomed optimistic lives, that end in unrealized dreams. However, pursuing the American dream is a worthwhile pursuit and that is what the three characters do. Their plight was their failure to realize they were driving in the wrong direct [...]


    4. I liked this book. It was a little hard to get into at first but then I got caught up into the lives of this family and their adventures. I like the history aspect of the story. It gives you an idea of how people lived in the early 1900's. Give it a try.I received a free copy of this book through the First Read Program. Thank you so much for this book.


    5. But for the shuffling chronology (1910-1973), I would have rated this book 5*, as the author nails her flawed but resilient characters to an unforgiving Montana plains landscape, while scenes and opinions drip with local historical color and detail and irony.


    6. I really enjoyed the first half of this book, but the second half focused on the prizefight and dragged on and on and on The last few chapters were so utterly depressing, I wanted to go and bury the book in the backyard, to spare others from such wretched sadness and bleakness!


    7. Hard for me to get intoSupposedly well written? Doesn't flow well and the story left me dry. Finally just forced myself to finish it. Get it over with.


    8. Another of Nancy Pearl's rediscoveries. The book gives an excellent sense of time (pre-Depression) and place (Montana.


    9. I loved this book and I would recommend to pick up a copyI won this book through good reads first reads for free.


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