A Page Out of Lifeby Kathleen Reid
When frazzled mother of four Ashley joins a local scrapbook club, she's amazed at the way old photos and mementos can bring color to sepiatoned memories. Among the diverse group is Tara, a single grad student whose search for/b>
The connections women make through scrapbooking inspire a novel full of ?the twists and turns that keep readers turning pages.?
When frazzled mother of four Ashley joins a local scrapbook club, she's amazed at the way old photos and mementos can bring color to sepiatoned memories. Among the diverse group is Tara, a single grad student whose search for love, like her relationship with her absentee father, has only brought her heartache, and some funny dating stories. Then there's Libby, a semi-retired teacher who thought she'd spend her golden years taking classes?not as a town pariah after her son is charged in a corporate scandal. But all three find comfort and inspiration in the scrapbooking group, where they learn that only together can they face earth-shattering revelations and emotionally unavailable men, and figure out their futures while artfully commemorating their pasts.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Kathleen Reid had a career in corporate marketing before she began writing full-time.
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This story centers on a group of women living outside of Atlanta, who gather each week to make scrapbook creations. Any woman who is part of a scrap booking group, or women's group of any kind (like a book club, bunko group, or knitting circle) will easily relate to these women and understand the strength and bonds of friendship that go along with meeting regularly. There are eight women in the group, but only three, Ashley, Libby and Tara are prominently featured, beautifully fleshed out, and have intriguing story lines. Ashley is the mother of four with a louse of a husband. I cringed when at one point he actually calls her a 'fat pig.' She is the daughter of a super model, 'Marrie,' who is as famous as 'Twiggy.' Tara is a beautiful doctoral student, who is preparing her art history thesis on the Spanish artist Miró and is in love with her louse of an advisor. Libby, the 'mother' of the group who takes care of everyone, deals with a public scandal brought on by her son's corporate greed. This plot line, along with a surprising twist involving Tara and Ashley are the most enjoyable aspects of the book and what kept me reading. Scrap booking is merely a device to bring them together and I only grew impatient when the subject or action of scrap booking came up. Regardless, it all works and author, Kathleen Reid, couldn't have picked a better title for this novel. The most powerful aspect of this tale is the positive nature of friendships between women, and the support the group members give one another through difficult times. One aspect of the plot regarding Tara's Miró thesis was NOT resolved, however, and this left me wondering . . . . The characters beg for a sequel, particularly those left undeveloped.