Now You Know: A Novel

Now You Know A Novel Their friendship is born an early September day in in a freshman dorm when the brassily Yankee and free spirited Libba Charles first meets her roommate a near perfect flower of modest young So

  • Title: Now You Know: A Novel
  • Author: Susan Kelly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Their friendship is born an early September day in 1947, in a freshman dorm, when the brassily Yankee and free spirited Libba Charles first meets her roommate, a near perfect flower of modest young Southern womanhood in the person of Frances Simpson and for forty six years it flourishes It ends with a promise On her deathbed Frances extracts it from her three daughters Their friendship is born an early September day in 1947, in a freshman dorm, when the brassily Yankee and free spirited Libba Charles first meets her roommate, a near perfect flower of modest young Southern womanhood in the person of Frances Simpson and for forty six years it flourishes It ends with a promise On her deathbed Frances extracts it from her three daughters the utterly capable homemaker Alice the recalcitrant Allegra, a recovering alcoholic and bohemian Edie, who shrinks in the face of any commitment their promise to look after Libba As if the formidable, tough minded Libba Charles, author of ten books, a literary celebrity, needed looking after Yet when they are summoned by Libba to Creek Cabin, their mother s summer hideaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, they go None of them is prepared, though, for what they will discover there about their mother, about Libba, about themselves in this poignant, adroit rendering of reunions and farewells.

    One thought on “Now You Know: A Novel”

    1. This book is a character driven.Loved this book. Great character development. Many intermingling plot. Very descriptive , can definitely visualize setting and I cared about all of the characters. Would make a great book club selection

    2. 7 characters. College roommates by chance, become life long best friends.The story of how their relationship effected the 3 daughters of one of them.

    3. In a word: meh. The ending was clear from the start; no surprises = not very interesting. Not much character development.

    4. I cried.This is one of those books that you will want to read more than once. Starting out with Libba and Frances who are unlikely friends and roommates in college in the 50's. From there to their lives as adults; Frances as a mother, Libba an author. Skipping seamlessly back and forth between times, we watch their lives go on, changing our feelings back and forth. The daughters, Alice, Allegra, and Edie, have very different lives who's stories are interwoven in the whole. It all comes together [...]

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