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Calling Me Home

Kibler, Julie (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Calling Me Home


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A debut novel interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship.
Authors: Kibler, Julie
Title: Calling me home
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 325 p. ;,25 cm.
Notes: "A novel"--Jacket.
Summary: A debut novel interweaving the story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love in 1930s Kentucky with an unlikely modern-day friendship.
Local Note: 1 15 17 35 53 57 65 102 118 122 133 143 148 149 150 151 152 159 177 182 188 193 203 210 211 216 226 228 231 233 237 242 243 244 250 258 262 264 280
ISBN: 9781250014528
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Report This Apr 16, 2014
  • JCLColleenO rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful story of forbidden love in 1930's Kentucky, between a young, white, privileged doctor's daughter, and the black son of the family's housekeeper.

Report This Feb 24, 2014
  • kesha1123 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tremendous story-telling. I love that this book is likened to The Help. Poignant ending.

Report This Aug 08, 2013
  • martyarty rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When I first started this book, I wasn't very sure I would like it at first. But as I kept reading, I not liked it I loved it! It had a fascinating story that kept me glued to the last page. One of the better books I have read in quite a while. Usually I pick them up and reject them after so many pages. This one I could not put down and at the end I repeated several times "this was a very good book"

Report This Jul 03, 2013
  • becker rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Nice story, well paced.

Report This Apr 16, 2013
  • ILoveStorytime rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Help read-a-like

Report This Apr 10, 2013
  • beachcat2 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

What a great book - I was so interested in Isabelle's story and Dorrie's life too. It is based on the author's grandmother, (according to the back book flap), who fell in love with a young black man in a time and place where such a relationship was impossible, inspiring Julie Kibler to write this, her first book. Maybe that 's why the story grabbed me and even made me cry. Watch out - once you start you'll want to keep reading until you finish the book.

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Report This Mar 01, 2013
  • APlazek rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Calling Me Home, a debut novel by Julie Kibler, is a heart-wrenching story of forbidden love and loss. Isabelle McAllister is pushing 90 and needs to travel from Texas to Cincinnati for a funeral so she asks her hairdresser who has befriended her over the past 10 years to drive her there. Dorrie is a black single mother who is struggling with her current relationship and other parenting issues, but she thinks so highly of Isabelle that she agrees. The road trip allows plenty of time for Isabelle to share stories about her first love, Robert, a young black man whose family worked for hers. The story is beautifully written and intersperses stories from Isabelle’s youth with what they are experiencing on the road and problems Dorrie is facing in her current relationships. A phenomenal book that fans of The Help would enjoy.

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