Broken for You

Broken for You

Book - 2004
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National best seller and Today show Book Club selection, Broken for You is the story of two women in self-imposed exile whose lives are transformed when their paths intersect. Stephanie Kallos's debut novel is a work of infinite charm, wit and heart. It is also a glorious homage to the beauty of broken things. When we meet septuagenarian Margaret Hughes, she is living alone in a mansion in Seattle with only a massive collection of valuable antiques for company. Enter Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart who has come west to search for her wayward boyfriend. Both women are guarding dark secrets and have spent many years building up protective armor against the outside world. As their tentative friendship evolves, the armor begins to fall away and Margaret opens her house to the younger woman. This launches a series of unanticipated events, leading Margaret to discover a way to redeem her cursed past, and Wanda to learn the true purpose of her cross-country journey. Both funny and heartbreaking, Broken for You is a testament to the saving graces of surrogate families and shows how far the tiniest repair jobs can go in righting the world's wrongs.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2004
Edition: 1st Grove Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780802142108
0802142109
Branch Call Number: KAL
Characteristics: 373 p. ;,23 cm

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fanona
Nov 03, 2015

Love this story. My #1 fiction I read last year. Too many twists & turns I don't want to give anything away. This was a GREAT audio book too!

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kwehner1987
Jun 05, 2013

I definitely recommend this book. I love how the author weaves the individual stories together into a pleasantly surprising conclusion.

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unJoCo
May 12, 2012

Her writing reminds me of Anne Tyler. My take away is that life is messy and that through the broken pieces melding together to make an imperfect (yet) whole being contentment can be found.

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krickenbach
Feb 09, 2012

Excellent book, interesting plot - I couldn't put it down.

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meganebushnell
Jul 26, 2011

I quite liked this book. THough at times the plot was somewhat predictable and occasionally too seamless for real life, the characters were lovably flawed and funny. I laughed out loud several times, and I felt a real connection to the main female characters. Definitely worth reading, I highly recommend this.

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nic03red
Jan 16, 2011

I wasn't too sure about this book at first, but the more I read the more I started to enjoy it. As I got towards the end, I couldn't put it down! I loved the idea that these broken women could come together and make a surrogate family. A story of redemption and family.

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lbt4
May 03, 2010

I like the reader Anna Fields.

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sarahjwt
May 07, 2009

I didn't really find the characters all that compelling. It wasn't terrible, I just thought it was fairly mediocre.

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books4amylee
Mar 27, 2007

A beautiful example of the importance of human relationships - all types.

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imaginethat
Feb 10, 2011

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Feb 10, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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nic03red
Jan 17, 2011

"In our minds....we need never grow old...When we stop growing, we are old!" pg 112

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