The Resource The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes : a novel, Ruth Hogan

The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes : a novel, Ruth Hogan

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The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes : a novel
Title
The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes
Title remainder
a novel
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Ruth Hogan
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eng
Summary
"They say friends make life worth living... Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, Masha's life was forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds comfort in her faithful canine companion Haizum, and peace in the quiet lanes of her town's swimming pool. Almost without her realizing it, her life has shuddered to a halt. It's only when Masha begins an unlikely friendship with the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a prodigious voice and a penchant for saying just what she means, that a new world of possibilities opens up: new friendships, new opportunities, and even a chance for new love. For the first time in years, Masha has the chance to start living again. But just as Masha dares to imagine the future, her past comes roaring back... Like her beloved debut, The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan's second novel introduces a cast of wonderful characters, both ordinary and charmingly eccentric, who lead us through a moving exploration of the simple human connections that unite us all."--provided by Amazon.com
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A lively ensemble of eccentric characters feature in best-selling British author Hogan's (The Keeper of Lost Things, 2017) compelling second novel, a powerful story about loss and healing. Masha's beloved young son drowned 12 years ago, a tragic accident that destroyed her heart. She now spends her time in an old Victorian cemetery, creating stories about the inhabitants, and at the lido, where she “drowns"" her grief by swimming to the deep end every morning. Another story line follows reclusive Alice, an overprotective mom who's hiding dark secrets while battling cancer. Meanwhile, Masha befriends a fellow visitor to the cemetery, a lively, batty older woman she nicknames Sally Red Shoes. She also has her faithful wolfhound, Haizum, at her side and makes another new friend, Kitty, a character so beguiling she deserves a story of her own. Both Kitty and Sally help Masha on her journey through grief and eventually into the arms of love, forgiveness, friendship, and healing. Fans of Karen White and Marian Keyes will especially enjoy Hogan's storytelling style. -- Cassandra Smith (Reviewed 4/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 16, p36)
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10781471
Cataloging source
YDX
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1961-
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Hogan, Ruth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Grief
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Children
  • Death
Label
The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes : a novel, Ruth Hogan
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Copyright
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"Originally published in Great Britain by Two Roads, May 2018"--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1078892168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781643852096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078892168
Label
The wisdom of Sally Red Shoes : a novel, Ruth Hogan
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Two Roads, May 2018"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1078892168
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781643852096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078892168

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