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Seasons of Sun and Rain

3.4  ·  Rating details ·  84 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This novel tells the story of six women who were in college together in the sixties and now are gathered for a reunion at a B&B. Tracing each woman's emotions around the early onset of Alzheimer's disease that has stricken one of them, Marjorie Dorner delivers an honest portrayal, laced with humor.
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 26th 2000 by Milkweed Editions (first published April 1st 1999)
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Jul 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I read this book many years ago, and liked it then. With the help of people on Goodreads, I was able to relocate it and read it again, and I found myself liking it even more the second time around. Perhaps it was the fact that my age so closely corresponds with the age of the characters - - - or perhaps because the seesawing of their emotions, their petty jealousies, their rage against the injustice and fear of Alzheimers' so clearly reminds me of the ones I see in my own life - - whatever it wa ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
I liked the premise of this book and the well-painted introductions of the six characters. However, about a third of the way through, the book started to drag. There wasn't enough going on to hold it together. I got tired of the constant references to the hot innkeeper made for no apparent reason. The resolution of the inciting event felt like it was written by an author who, by that point, was just trying to find a quick way to tie up a loose end.
Apr 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Friends
Read originally in August of 2003 but something came up about Alzheimer's and I wanted to go back and read this again. Giving it 3 1/2 stars. Six women who have been friends since College in 1965 (a couple of them go back even further than that),and have been able to keep in touch throughout the years are now turning 50 years old. They try to get together as a group every year and go to a lodge on Minnesota's North Shore for a week. The daughters of two of the women got together and made them al ...more
Oct 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wisconsin
As a child, I would read just about anything I could find and more often than not the things I read filled my mind with information and images that were beyond my years. I search out subjects that are more appealing to me these days and often the books I want to read fall under the rural fiction catagory.

While scanning the shelves at Goodwill, occasionally a title will click and I'll pull the book out for a closer look. Thinking it might be something I want to read. Winter Roads, Summer Fields d
Jun 18, 2011 rated it did not like it
For me Dorner is a great thriller author, I somehow couldn't really get into this sad story about Alzheimer's.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Took awhile to get into, but was a good read.
Jan 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting book on early-onset Alzheimers, but Still Alice was a better book
Mar 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Peggy and Elisa
A good read.
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I LOVED This book! The author captured each woman so nicely! I hated that it ended! I WANT MORE!
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this book is basically pretty pathetic but i think it was written by a wisconsinite so i'll be kind
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