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  • Title: Above the Thunder
  • Author: Renée Manfredi
  • ISBN: 9781400078509
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • A wary, middle aged widow numbed by loss and disappointment A preternaturally intelligent little girl who eavesdrops on the dead A charming, sybaritic gay man torn between his love for his partner and the anarchy of his desires.These are the charged poles of Renee Manfredi s gorgeously written first novel, a book that explores the currents of tenderness, responsibility aA wary, middle aged widow numbed by loss and disappointment A preternaturally intelligent little girl who eavesdrops on the dead A charming, sybaritic gay man torn between his love for his partner and the anarchy of his desires.These are the charged poles of Renee Manfredi s gorgeously written first novel, a book that explores the currents of tenderness, responsibility and chance that turn strangers into a family Anna Brinkman meets her ten year old granddaughter Flynn when the girl appears on her doorstep, desperate for a love steadfast than any she has received from her parents She meets Jack when he shows up in an AIDS support group she is running and does his best to get kicked out What ensues in a house on the coast of Maine will be the great journey of all their lives Filled with humor, sadness, and wisdom, Above the Thunder is a magical achievement.
    Above the Thunder A wary middle aged widow numbed by loss and disappointment A preternaturally intelligent little girl who eavesdrops on the dead A charming sybaritic gay man torn between his love for his partner and

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    1. Onvan Above the Thunder Nevisande Ren e Manfredi ISBN 1400078504 ISBN13 9781400078509 Dar 352 Safhe Saal e Chap 2003

    2. I just re read this book I was looking for a short segment to read at a friend s wedding and it had been a long time since I had originally read it, but I remembered it as a book full of love.And it is It s a beautiful first novel Part of my enjoyment is that I feel such kinship with the protagonist a terrible mother who feels neither matronly or nurturing, a scientist at heart, but a loving grandmother and friend She opens herself up to a love that would remind her of her past love and in doing [...]

    3. This book could go both ways now I m half way thru it and it could be a miraculous and gutzy and ballsy masterpiece OR it could turn into a pukey stupid insipid morality tale.If it does the latter which I suspect it might I am not even going to finish it I am so tired of dumb women writing dumb stories about dumb women who are so passive and so manipulated and so lifeless that they make you want to die BUT on the other hand here is a woman her main character who does not have a maternal streak T [...]

    4. Talented writing goes amiss in this very strange book This novel is filled with contradictions It seems to be a story about people sticking together through thick and thin, building alternative families to support each other through what life throws at them, liberally accepting alternative lifestyles and choices But it is also a novel that has unexplained goings on in it, even supernatural ones Some things that happen are quite hard to believe, while others seem completely understandable and rig [...]

    5. I don t know how to feel about this book The writing style was excellent even with the various typos missed in editing It was different than I expected plot twist but I could have done without some of the gay sex information Author left some issues unresolved with the reader having unanswered questions at the end of the book I d much rather read a book with an element of hope threaded throughout Most of the story was dreary Not enough information related to the mother daughter relationship betwe [...]

    6. Excellent writing and well developed characters in a story that brings together several lonely people The granddaughter was a little too far fetched, and I wouldn t recommend this book to someone looking for a pick me up despite the fact that it has hopeful and life confirming moments.

    7. It s at least six months since I actually finished this book so I ll try to give it a worthy review but it might not be of much use to anyone This book was unusual it kind of unfolded, and unfolded some and strangely for a while it seemed like everything might become sorted for the characters, but without spoiling it for anyone, let me tell you not to expect many happy resolutions The main character is a mature lady Anna whose husband Hugh has passed away she seems reluctant to move on, and in [...]

    8. I did enjoy this book I found it really hard to get into at first because it just didn t really pull you in with anything in particular But the good news was that it actually did get better and at one point I felt like I just wanted to go meet the characters and go to a party and hang out with them and get to know this weird little entagled group of people I would recommend this book to someone who truly thinks it looks interesting, but I m not going to lie and tell you that it s a great read fo [...]

    9. I read this book quite a few years ago and enjoyed it a lot I found it in our library book sale it is probably the one I read years ago and so now I own a copy It is an amazing novel especially as it was the author s first The book covers a lot of interesting topics e.g women without maternal instinct, the spirit world, reincarnation, gay love marriage, AIDS, grief, what makes a family, drug addiction Amazing that it is all packed into a book of less than 400 pages The characters are vivid and u [...]

    10. This book is very depressing and very, very good I admit that I didn t read this book when I was necessarily in the best situations, so I had a little bit of trouble concentrating on the writing style, not to say that there was anything wrong with it The characters are so fascinating that you can t help not to care about them and want to know what comes next A wonderful woven little story about family and self discovery.

    11. The stories of the people in this book has potential than what the author created I guess I didn t really enjoy her style, her prose She is often overly descriptive of situations that make the chapters read almost like college papers than a novel I also found some of the happenings in the book less than credible I know it s fiction, but the author just couldn t sell me on some situations.

    12. In Above the Thunder, Manfredi takes a look at what it means to be a family, but creating a wonderful cast of characters who meet through circumstance They discover that blood is not the only connection that create a familial bond This is a wonderful look at relationships as well as the world of AIDS.

    13. Average story but I wanted to keep reading to find out how it ended Unfortunately, the end was sad, so I was disappointed However, the author was able to demonstrate how the meaning of family can be so unique for each person In that way, it was touching.

    14. More traditional writing style than i usually like, but subject matter was very interesting Likable but extremely flawed characters Hard to do gn of a very talented writer Ending made me want to cry.

    15. At first I thought is was a woman s book Andthat it is, but the craft and story draw you in with its gay story and how he loves his partner and the dissaray this love brings to him and to others This is a book about the family all gay and lesbians seem to talk about.

    16. This book started off slow, but really kept me intrigued from the middle until the end I couldn t put it down

    17. I didn t get into this book at first, but after giving it some time I really enjoyed it It is not a happy story, but the story is engaging.

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