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The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs
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Jul 23, 11

Read in July, 2011

Linda is bringing her only child Molly to college on the East Coast from Wyoming. Along the trip she is trying to finish a quilt for Molly’s dorm. It’s like a crazy quilt (which I have done and enjoyed!) with material pieces and embellishments taken from articles that represent something of Molly’s life. As Linda is working on the quilt she flashes back to fond family memories and sentimental times. The story also follows their adventures driving cross country and deals with Molly’s decision about a high school boyfriend and her college future. Linda has to be quiet about advice giving as she realizes her daughter is growing up and leaving home. Themes of mother-daughter relationships and also Linda’s fear of her life with an empty nest as she give up her motherhood role are detailed. Nice wrap up at the end when it fast-forwards 25 years in the epilogue.

Enjoyable read. Nice touch with high quality quilted paper inside the book too!

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