I want the other ending!

Another nice night at book club – we grabbed the book (“Friday Night Knitting Club”) off the shelves at B&N for the discussion questions and discussed our likes and dislikes about the book – and then walked! My personal dislike of the book happened when the whole cancer thing happened.  Blah.  I didn’t want the book to end the way it did and we wondered what would have happened if James had never come back into their lives… how would their lives have changed?

It is an interesting time we live in for families.  I know my situation as a single mom is very unlike Georgia’s, in that I had incredible  parental support.  But my daughter has never met her dad.  We started emailing a few times a year about 5 years ago, and it is interesting.  My daughter just doesn’t seem to care.  We talked about it a lot after the flood but she says she is fine with the family she has and isn’t interested in more.  So maybe that’s why I disliked the book so much after the cancer happened.  I am the “only” for my daughter and I don’t want to leave her too soon.   I want the other ending.

We decided to meet in TWO weeks to discuss “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls – a memoir.  I’m going to get it started tonight!   Our next book will be “The Girls from Ames” by Jeffrey Zaslow.

Have you ever re-written the ending to a book?

Off to read!

One thought on “I want the other ending!

  1. As I was reading the book, I was thinking of you and your daughter…and how supportive and connected your family is to each other. A true blessing!

    I really wished for the “other” ending, too!

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