Miss Julia è una sessantenne da poco rimasta vedova. Donna del Sud, educata a non avere opinioni diverse da quelle del marito, o quantomeno a non esprimerle, ha passato quarant'anni di vita matrimoniale con Wesley Lloyd Springer, banchiere, noioso, precisino, integerrimo. È morto d'infarto, Wesley Lloyd, e Miss Julia l'ha trovato stecchito nella sua lussuosa auto sul vialetto di casa. Certamente è stato uno shock. Un altro shock è stato scoprire di essere diventata ricchissima: abituata alla parsimonia del marito, non aveva davvero idea di quanti soldi avesse Wesley Lloyd. Ma sembra che si stia riprendendo piuttosto bene dalla sorpresa. È dunque con animo sereno che una calda mattina va ad aprire la porta di casa: una donna ha suonato il campanello, di certo vuole venderle qualcosa. Ma la donna - "tacchi troppo alti, un abito troppo corto e capelli troppo gialli" - vuole solo lasciarle un ragazzino, il figlio del marito! Inizia così questo romanzo, il primo di una serie dedicata a Miss Julia. Donna apparentemente tutta d'un pezzo, Miss Julia affascina per la sua capacità di cambiare opinione, d'interrogarsi, di cercare, dopo anni di passività, di prendere in mano la propria vita. Se vuoi che una cosa sia fatta bene, devi farla tu, questo è il suo motto. E nella serie di imprevisti e incidenti, in cui precipita la sua vita dalla comparsa del figlio e dell'amante del marito, questo motto diventa la sua guida.
- ISBN: 8896919592
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 288
Enjoyable, light fiction, set in NC, I liked Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind . However I loved Miss Julia! When Miss Julia's husband dies unexpectedly, Miss Julia's sterile--on multiple levels--marriage ends and life as she never imagined begins. Having lived the stereotypically dependent, Southern church Leggi tutto
Found this (and the 2nd in the series) for 50 cents at the used bookstore so I figured 'Why not?!' Now I know why they were so cheap. Miss Julia is presented as spunky, determined, having a backbone of steel, etc. All I saw was a slightly whiny and easily fooled martyr that had her head in the sand
What a delightful book!!! I loved it so much!! Miss Julia was a little prickly in the beginning but then she slowly came around and I grew to love her and her golden heart under it all ❤️ the characters were hilarious as were the situations they got into. I must get #2 asap!
This is one of those books I read because it was part of the Postal Book Club F bookswap, part of the Books on the Nightstand Podcast group that is still going strong despite the podcast ending. Set along the border of the Carolinas, in what seems like a small town near Hendersonville or an imaginar Leggi tutto
Okay, so I didn't exactly FINISH, and here's why: This book is written as a first person narrator with a down-home-sy voice that (at first) makes Miss Julia very likable and trustworthy. However, as the narrative continues, there are a couple of things here and there that just don't seem plausible. T Leggi tutto
I read this book for a group I belong to. I'm not sure what I was expecting.... I suppose my expectations were sort of low. I thought I might be entertained for a few hours; but what I found was a mystery of sorts that really had some depth and complexity and raised some big questions to mull over.
The writing style is spot on if you've ever been buttonholed by an older woman of Southern extraction who wants to tell ya all about it. The first third read very quickly, as we are presented with her situation (newly widowed, discovers how wealthy her husband really was, is presented with her husba Leggi tutto
This was a fun quirky start to a series.... Miss Julia has recently been widowed and now she is taking care of her Dead husband's illegitimate child.... but that's not all, she also befriends his mistress, and together all of them form an unusual family unit with some other characters thrown in... th Leggi tutto
I had an interesting time deciding how to rate this book. Overall, I really enjoyed the read. However, there were moments during the book where I want to throw it across the room. 'Really?!?', I yelled (mostly inside my head), 'You [Miss Julia] are naive to the point of idiocy!! Who does that?!?'. B Leggi tutto
I'm sorry. I really wanted to like Miss Julia, but I found her a bit annoying. I think it was more that I was annoyed by the whole avoidance of truths as being the way to find solutions. Julia did show some pluck, finally, at the end, and why she couldn't see how darling Sam was, I'll never underst
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