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The Pleasure Was Mine

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    I loved this book!! I highly recommend it.

    Tommy Hays combines just the right amount of humor and compassion in this story about a family that is not without its challenges. One can't
    help but like each of the characters and wish the story wouldn't end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

    Chosen for Alamance Reads 2011 community read

    The Pleasure Was Mine is a beautifully written book. Our book selection committee looked for a "compulsively readable" book that our entire community would want to read. This book was the perfect choice. Tommy Hays has written a story that combines the elements of all our lives - grief, joy, fear, love, and so many other emotions. The reader immediately identifies with the book's characters, many times putting himself or herself into the place of each character, wondering how they themselves would handle such a situation ... and silently hoping they won't ever have to face that decision. We all know a Prate Marshbanks, a man who cherished his wife and cannot believe she is no longer by his side. As he did with Prate's character, Tommy Hays has also depicted the turmoil of Prate's young grandson, Jackson, as Jackson watch's his own young world unravel. The optimism of youth offers hope for all these characters. Want a great book for a book club? This is it. Everyone will want to be part of the discussion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    A Beautiful, Moving Book

    I loved every page of this book. It was moving, interesting, and beautifully written. I've recommended it to all my friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2005

    Very touching

    If you have ever lived with anyone who has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, this brings back so many memories...both painful and sweet. It was hard to put down the book until I finished it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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