Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
What makes this book such a gem, other than Gibbons' masterful pen, is that the characters are exquisitely present in their lives. You do not see this in the life of a woman in this century. Charlie Kate, Sophia and Margaret - each is living the life they want to live. - not terribly complicated lives, but luxuriously meaningful and purposeful lives.
I did not want the story to end. (I want to hear from grandmother every day!) I'm going to read it again just so I can jot down some of grandmother's wittiest and most dazzling observations. The book is a hoot from start to finish, but it is much, much more than just funny. It makes you look back. It makes you find the warmest corners of your childhood - the moments without a goal or objective - the beautiful, flawed, hilarious, simple, poignant moments that fill a heart. I really liked that.
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