Golden State

Golden State

Large Print - 2014
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Doctor Julie Walker has just signed her divorce papers when she receives news that her younger sister, Heather, has gone into labor. Though theirs is a strained relationship, Julie sets out for the hospital to be at her sister's side--no easy task, as the streets of San Francisco have erupted into chaos. Today is the day that Californians vote on whether or not to secede from the United States. Today is also the day that Julie will find herself at the epicenter of a violent standoff in which she is forced to examine both the promising and painful parts of her past--her Southern childhood; her romance with her husband, Tom; her estrangement from Heather; and the shattering incident that led to her greatest heartbreak.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2014.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410469113
1410469115
Characteristics: 455 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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LaughingOne Jul 25, 2014

When I read that this novel took place in one single day, I wasn't sure I'd like it. But it covers more than one day; Julie, the protagonist, thinks back to many things that have happened in her life, so there is a lot of filling in of the story of her life and those around her. I had a little trouble adjusting to the jumping around bits, but after I got used to it, I got really caught up in the stories. Much is unanswered at the end of this book, but much is also answered. Kind of like life...

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May 05, 2014

SF Chronical

Jane60201 Apr 08, 2014

I thought it was ok only. Read it on a trip when I only wanted to carry paperbacks.

wendybird Feb 16, 2014

I'm a librarian -- i read a lot of books.
This novel is short & spectacular - it has it all : terrific character development, complex & interwoven plot, sharp dialogue, excitement, imagery, love.

Just read it.

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