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READ & DOWNLOAD ✓ The Whole World Over ¸ When a piece of her coconut cake is served to the governor of New Mexico he woos Greenie Duuette a Greenwich Village pastry chef away from the life she knows to become his chef – a change that sets in motion a period of adventure and upheaval not just for Greenie but for many others around herFroWhen a piece of her coconut cake is served to the governor of New Mexico he woos Greenie Duuette a Greenwich Village pastry chef away from the life she knows to become his chef – a change that sets in motion a period of adventure and upheaval not just for Greenie but for many others around herFrom the author of the beloved novel Three Junes comes a rich and commanding story about the accidents both grand and small that determine our choices in love and marriage Greenie Duuette openhearted yet stubborn devotes most of her passionate attention to her Greenwich Village bakery and her four–year–old son George Her husband Alan seems to have fallen into a midlife depression while Walter a traditional gay man who has become her c. This is the first book I've read by this author and it will be the last Although some of the scenes were engaging and well written she really shows her northeast provincialism by painting characters from new Mexico as utter good ol boy stereotypes To top it off after creating a pile of characters who are uninteresting and dull she tries to ratchet up the emotional involvement by tossing in Sept 11 Oh gosh I hope so and so wasn't caught in the WTC or words to that effect This is the cheapest type of writing pulling out a recent and very genuine disaster to try to make your reader give a damn about watery two dimensional uninteresting characters It's happening a lot lately and I find it offensive

The Whole World OverWhen a piece of her coconut cake is served to the governor of New Mexico he woos Greenie Duuette a Greenwich Village pastry chef away from the life she knows to become his chef – a change that sets in motion a period of adventure and upheaval not just for Greenie but for many others around herFrom the author of the beloved novel Three Junes comes a rich and commanding story about the accidents both grand and small that determine our choices in love and marriage Greenie Duuette openhearted yet stubborn devotes most of her passionate attention to her Greenwich Village bakery and her four–year–old son George Her husband Alan seems to have fallen into a midlife depression while Walter a traditional gay man who has become her c. This is the first book I've read by this author and it will be the last Although some of the scenes were engaging and well written she really shows her northeast provincialism by painting characters from new Mexico as utter good ol boy stereotypes To top it off after creating a pile of characters who are uninteresting and dull she tries to ratchet up the emotional involvement by tossing in Sept 11 Oh gosh I hope so and so wasn't caught in the WTC or words to that effect This is the cheapest type of writing pulling out a recent and very genuine disaster to try to make your reader give a damn about watery two dimensional uninteresting characters It's happening a lot lately and I find it offensive

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The Whole World Over Í Her own As for Greenie living in the shadow of a charismatic politician leads to a series of unforeseen conseuences that separate her from her only child We watch as folly chance and determination pull all these lives together and apart over a year that culminates in the fall of the twin towers at the World Trade Center an event that will affirm or confound the choices each character has made or has refused to faceJulia Glass is at her best here weaving a glorious tapestry of lives and lifetimes of places and people revealing the subtle mechanisms behind our most important and often most fragile connections to others In The Whole World Over she has given us another tale that pays tribute to the extraordinary complexities of love. What luck to read two wonderful novels in a row The I read the finicky it seems I am becoming Well what initially drew me to this novel were the realistic characters that Julia Glass brings to life within the first few chapters Greenie is a woman a bit lost in her sedated marriage Walter my favorite of the characters is candid and uirky and someone I knew I could be friends with He struggles in his search to find love Saga is a sweet and naive character that needs to find her strength Alan is the character that I did not immediately relate to but began to understand as the story progressed These lives and others are woven into the pages of this novel Some people sing in the shower I however seem to think about whatever I am most currently reading After finishing this beautiful yet sad and wonderful story I couldn't get it out of my head As I showered I realized that many of the characters in this book explore the idea of foresight and hindsight at times related to superstition One of the characters looks back on a failed relationship asking what small things might have changed the outcome if done differently Another character becomes superstitious finding answers in minute details For example if it rains then my answer is yes if it does not rain my answer is no I suppose what I found most interesting about this concept was that the things they wished to change or looked to for answers were not major No one mentioned the existential uestions The things they looked to were as simple as crossing the street or choosing rice instead of potatoes This got me to thinking about the idea of fate In hindsight a million and one different possibilities can account for the way things turn out By changing order or existance of those possibilities one must wonder if the outcome remains the sameIn recommending this book I would also note that one should not read the description on the inside cover as it gives to much away from the start Simply pick it up and begin EnjoySide note this book makes many references to coconut cake If anyone has any good recipes for such a cake please let me know Cheers CHARACTERS á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Julia Glass

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Julia Glass ↠ 0 READ & DOWNLOAD Losest professional ally is nursing a broken heartIt is at Walter’s restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes Greenie’s coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city to be his chef For reasons both ambitious and desperate she accepts and finds herself heading west without her husband This impulsive decision will change the course of several lives within and beyond Greenie’s orbit Alan alone in New York must face down his demons; Walter eager for platonic distraction takes in his teenage nephew Yet Walter cannot steer clear of love trouble and despite his enforced solitude Alan is still surrounded by women his powerful sister an old flame and an animal lover named Saga who grapples with demons all. I loved the descriptions of food in this book as the main character is a successful pastry chef in New York I thought that the relationship between Greenie and her husband was interesting and several of the other characters in this book were really intriguing especially Saga who is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury from a fluke accident I felt however that the author included way too many characters and therefor didn't do them enough justice throughout the book I get that she was trying to demonstrate common threads in different types of relationships gay straight marital parental extended family etc but it was just too much I also didn't like the tragedy don't want to give it away by saying what that she includes at the end of the book The enormity of that sort of overshadows everything else and takes away from the character relationships even I thought the descriptions of both New York and Santa Fe were fun and interesting The characters in this book could have made up several interesting novels rather than being all crammed into one