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Elegant Gathering of White Snows, the (2002) [Novel]
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Eight Women on a Journey That Will Change Their Lives as Lovers, Wives, Mothers, Daughters, Friends

Just after midnight in a small town in Wisconsin, eight women begin walking together down a rural highway. Career women, housewives, mothers, divorcées, and one ex–prom queen, they are close friends who have been meeting every Thursday night for years, sharing food, wine, and their deepest secrets. But on this particular Thursday, Susan, Alice, Chris, Sandy, Gail, Mary, Joanne, and Janice decide to disappear from their own lives.

Their spontaneous pilgrimage attracts national attention and inspires other women from all across the country. As the miles fall away and the women forge ahead on their backroads odyssey--leaving small miracles in their wake--each of their histories unfolds, tales of shattered dreams and unexpected renewal, of thwarted love affairs and precious second chances.In luminous, heartwarming prose, Kris Radish deftly interweaves the women’s intimate confessions into the story of their brave, history-making walk.

A breathtaking achievement, The Elegant Gathering of White Snows tells an incomparable tale of friendship and love, loss and liberation.

Original title: The Elegant Gathering of White Snows
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction

Edition #1: Elegant Gathering of White Snows, the

Elegant Gathering of White Snows, the (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "I wish I could buy a copy for every woman I've ever met. I am so in love with this book, the women's stories, and their relationships with each other." Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
  • "A rallying cry for the empowerment of women, Radish's novel is also a celebration of the strong bond that exists between female friends." Booklist
  • "Kris Radish's characters help readers realize they are not alone in the world and their struggles have been or will be experienced by other women." Albuquerque Journal
  • "A message of hope, renewal, and the importance of female friendships." Duluth News-Tribune
  • "A story of friendship and empowerment." Library Journal
  • "Kris Radish's idealism shines through in this tender and often funny story about eight Wisconsin women who, without provisions or a destination or any kind of plan, decide one day to leave their homes and walk, embarking on a journey that transforms them, their lives, their families, their communities and their country," Mako Yoshikawa, author of Once Removed
  • "A group of women, meeting informally for years, have shared secrets, joys, heartaches, losses, and pain. When one confesses she is pregnant and that the baby is not her husband's, the confession draws the women into a life-altering step that affirms the bonds of female friendship." Booknews from The Poisoned Pen
  • "The Elegant Gathering of White Snows has touched women's lives across the country...A tribute to the friendship that sustains all women, The Elegant Gathering of White Snows takes readers on an exhilarating odyssey through the lives of eight extraordinary women."
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Elegant Gathering of White Snows, the (June 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553382411
Dimensions: 8.31 x 5.11 x .78
Pages: 321

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