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The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering: A Story for Anyone Who Thinks She Can't Save the World

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A story for anyone who thinks she can't save the world"On a buffety, blustery early summer day, when the news was bad and the sky turned yellow, a strange thing happened in the town where I live"So begins this moving and enchanting story of two grandmothers who, by standing in the park all day long-"not speaking, not looking at squirrels, not munching on coconut candy"-soo ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 7th 2005 by Viking Adult
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Linda Robinson
A friend loaned me this book. She was gifted it from a friend. And so it goes. It's a charming story written by a woman who took a year in Ashland, OR to write a Big Deal Nonfiction Book about scrolls, and once settled in, got a case of writer's block the size of a subcontinent. This is a perfect gift for granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister who is a grandmother, or any woman or girl who could use a big power boost. Like a psychic external drive with a kajillion GBs of oomph. Now that I'm ...more
Tiny "new-age" book about how one or two people can start a movement to better the world. Cute but meaningful. Took 15 min. to read.
A great story about the power of one, two or many. Suitable for anyone over 8!
This book has been on my wish list for awhile and I was happy to receive it this Christmas. It is a joy to read and it prompted me to check back in with The Standing Women Movement which was inspired by this book. Through organizing on the internet, Standing Women events happened around the world. I believe the last one was on Mother's Day, 2008. As a grandmother,I silently stood with the Madison,WI women on that day.

President Obama has asked his fellow countrymen to work for change. I believe t
Absolutely loved this book. Big big message in a grandma-reading-to-grandkids sized package. An inspiring gift and a perfect book to leave laying around for visitors to pickup or to reread on foggy days, or whenever the your spirit needs a reboot. World peace and the power of one person to make a difference in the world are at the heart of it. I got to hear Sharon read it in person. Only took about 10 minutes. Fantastic book to read out load to all ages.
This is probably the shortest book I have ever read but it has a great message. Two grandmothers who don't know each other go to a community park on a blustery summer day, stand still, not talking and they caused such a stir in town. The next day and for days following their numbers grew as women all over the word heard the grandmothers message about saving he world. It was a reminder that small things can have a huge impact.
Bonnie Jeanne
Story is reminiscent of Margaret Mead's famous words "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." The book is very small, only 46 pages, and the story is so simple and direct that it can't be summarized. The author's tale about how the story came to be is just as wonderful.
A simple story that reveals the power in individual expression. Makes me believe I can change things in the world that I don't like. A story that touches a grandmother's heart!
Andd Becker
Two grandmothers start a trend -- to save the world by doing nothing.
The book becomes such a success that the author includes a section on the story of the story.
Maybe I didn't like it because I'm not a grandmother. Maybe I just didn't like the story. hard to tell. Doesn't matter.
suberb .. read while parked in Petone ... then gave to Barbara at Moera.

Good book to remind me about "writers block" etc.
A story encouraging you to stop is a good story.
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