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by Lisa Alther

eBook Five Minutes in Heaven ePub
Author: Lisa Alther
Language: English
ISBN: 0670859664
ISBN13: 978-0670859665
Publisher: Viking; 1st edition (July 27, 1995)
Pages: 384
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 810
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ePub file: 1731 kb
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Will she give her love to Sandy, or will the attractive and mysterious poet Anna be her true match? . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lisa Alther, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Will she give her love to Sandy, or will the attractive and mysterious poet Anna be her true match? With an endearing heroine and a keen understanding of the human condition, Alther’s smart and captivating tale considers how changing views on what it means to love-and be loved-can alter lives.

re and shaded by horse-chestnut trees full of ivory obelisks. Jasmine, who had a spiky new frosted waif hairdo, kissed her on both cheeks. Then she tucked her arm through Jude’s to conduct her to the champagne table, where she cast her adrift on a sea of bright Ungaro sails.

How a woman discovers her sexual identity is the theme of Alther's fifth novel, a work of admirable ambition but only tepid interest

How a woman discovers her sexual identity is the theme of Alther's fifth novel, a work of admirable ambition but only tepid interest. Growing up in Tennessee during the 1950s, Jude subsumes her sorrow at her mother's death and her physician father's remoteness by a tomboyish, then latently erotic bonding with her best friend Molly.

Five minutes in heaven. Lisa Alther is the bestselling author of five novels, among them the critically acclaimed Kinflicks, and a family memoir, Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree

Five minutes in heaven. The best-selling author of Bedrock (LJ 9/1/90) returns with this tale of a young woman's sexual awakening. Lisa Alther is the bestselling author of five novels, among them the critically acclaimed Kinflicks, and a family memoir, Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree. She was born in Kingsport, Tennessee, in 1944, one of five children in a close-knit family influenced by both its Southern and Yankee roots. After attending Wellesley College and working in book publishing, she moved to Vermont, where she began to write and raise her daughter.

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Five Minutes in Heaven - Lisa Alther. She plopped back down in her chair. On the horizon, the Smokies formed a rolling blue rim notched with knobs like the knuckles on a fist. Down in the valley, the lazy ocher river drifted toward the mountains, carrying a leafy poplar branch on which perched five cawing crows. Wisps of cloud were floating across the summer sky, furling like breaking waves. Gradually, they assembled themselves into Molly’s features, bits of cerulean becoming her irises.

Lisa Alther (born July 23, 1944 in Kingsport, Tennessee) is an American author and novelist. Alther is the author of six novels, Kinflicks, Original Sins, Other Women, Bedrock, Five Minutes In Heaven, and Washed in the Blood, as well as a small number of published short stories and many magazine articles. Lisa Alther Official Home Page. A wise and funny novel about the kind of love that extends beyond boundaries-within this world and into the next. Raised in the Tennessee hills in the 1950s by a widower father, Jude grows into a young woman who finds her soul mate in her new neighbor Molly. 1995) A novel by Lisa Alther. Full of wry wisdom, unconstrained humor, and passionate intensity, this powerfully sensual and profoundly moving novel is Lisa Alther's most sophisticated and spellbinding tale yet. Genre: Literary Fiction. Used availability for Lisa Alther's Five Minutes in Heaven.

Tells the story of a young woman's sexual awakenings and the sweep of her emotional experience of love and sex, death and loss over a 30 year period. Set in the American South in the 1950s, New York and Paris, the novel weaves together the strands of Jude's life.
Manris
What a ride! Not exactly rollercoaster, but not merry-go-round either. From the beginning, I like the main character, Jude. She is one who doesn't belong in the world, but finds her way, anyway. She is flawed and confused, with good reasons. I wanted to root for her to win each of her obstacles.

From Tennessee to New York to France and back, Jude struggles with her demons, longing for love to return to her as pure as she put it out. Rarely does it find her. Mostly because of her own insecurities and lack of role-models, love floats out as a fantasy. Never to be achieved.

I picked this version of the book up from Amazon, Kindle Unlimited (which is in fact limited, as you can only have ten 'checked out' at a time). I kind of wished I had the Audible version or the Whispersync to go along, but I managed okay without.

My biggest complaint is the French. Not the people. Just the use of the language with no definitions available to the reader. If you only took Latin, Spanish and German in your language classes, French isn't a language you even have books for. At least that's how it is in my house. So I had to ignore the language and hoped to get the gist. I hate when authors do that to the reader. It stinks of a superiority to the reader. It wasn't necessary. If you are conveying a story to the reader. and most of the book is in English, why not continue in that language in the last third of the book?

And the ending? Wish I had been given a grown up, matured, version of Jude when she comes home at last! The last part ended in the same way, that the other two sections had ended. Wondering what next. Still, it was worth the read.
Painbrand
I found "Five Minutes In Heaven" to be a compelling and enjoyable read. This novel was intriguing, even if a bit dark. The story was somewhat sophisticated and off the beaten path, which is what I liked about it, though not everyone would relate. This definitely isn't a book that stays within the confines of "mainstream" perspective. Rather, it explores sexuality and a woman's search for love, as well as for her self, from a place that exists outside conventional, conservative dogma. Because of that, I found it refreshing, unique and terrific.
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