Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
What’s it about?
Isabelle McCallister is a 90-year-old white, widow living in East Texas. Over time she has developed a close relationship with her black hairdresser; a much younger, single mom named Dorrie. Isabelle and Dorrie take a road trip together that will change them both.
What did it make me think about
What makes a friend?
Should I read it?
I found this book to be contrived at times and slightly simplistic. However the characters were interesting and the story draws you in. If you want a quick read that has some twists and turns, but ties all the loose threads up in the end, then this is the book for you.
“It’s funny how sometimes you find a friend- in the likely places-and almost immediately, you can talk about anything. But More often than not, after the initial blush, you find you really have nothing in common. With others, you believe you’ll never be more than acquaintances. You’re so different, after all. But then this thing surprises you, sticking longer than you ever predicted, and you begin to rely on it and that relationship whittles down your walls, little by little, until you realize you that one person better than almost anyone. You’re really and truly friends>”
Who benefits most from this relationship- Dorrie or Isabelle?
If you liked this try-
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
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edge of your seat
― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!