The Ladies' Lending Library

The Ladies' Lending Library

A Novel

Book - 2007
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A bittersweet tale of mothers and daughters, friends and lovers over the long, languorous summer of 1963: a summer of innocence and discovery, understanding and belonging, of opportunity, change and loss . . . Sonia Martyn and her four daughters have gathered with others from Toronto's Ukrainian community for their annual end-of-season party in Kalyna Beach on Lake Ontario.  With their husbands away in the city all week, the women's days are ruled by the rhythms of children and chores, enlivened by the 'racy' books they trade among themselves and by their Friday afternoon gatherings for gin and gossip. But their tightly bound world is straining with its own dramas and secrets.  For this is the summer when everything will change for the girls and women of Kalyna Beach, as innocence gives way to a sense of large possibilities open to them all . . . 'THE LADIES LENDING LIBRARY satisfies in the way the best sort of summer reading does -- like wild strawberries, or blueberries gathered in the sun, or cold spring water gulped on a hot day.' - QUILL & QUIRE
Publisher: London : HarpersCollins, 2007.
ISBN: 9781843547488
Branch Call Number: FIC KEE


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Sep 29, 2017

This book reminded me of my childhood in the 1960"s. How growing up in a war torn country and than immigrating to Canada, was always on these women's minds. found the book very insightful.

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