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eBook Up From the Blue (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic) download ISBN: 1410434362
Author: Susan Henderson
Publisher: Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (February 2, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 464
ePub: 1548 kb
Fb2: 1240 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States

Much of the book takes place in 2015, and is told from the point of view of Laurel Mack, the missing girl's mother.

Much of the book takes place in 2015, and is told from the point of view of Laurel Mack, the missing girl's mother. Ellie was Laurel's youngest daughter. Ellie's remains have finally been found, so maybe the family can now have some closure.

Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Circle is a book full of technological innovations, suspense, and moral questions, and I couldn’t get enough of it. He is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing ("McSweeney's Quarterly Concern"), and a monthly magazine, "The Believer.

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Series: Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series. I have almost all of Heather's books, and this one makes a great addition to my collection. Several times throughout the printing, words were broken up, which made the reader pause and reread the sentence. I assume it was done for spacing purposes, or paragraph formatting, but, I found it slightly annoying. You can't take an established character from previous books (Blackhawk) and make him Black hawk in this book.

Thorndike Press publishes large print books - including the most bestsellers and bestselling authors - in fiction genres like romance, mystery, and western to nonfiction sub-genres such as biography, history, and lifestyle in an easy-to-read format.

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Up From the Blue (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic): ISBN 9781410434364 (978-1-4104-3436-4) Hardcover, Thorndike Press, 2011. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Coauthors & Alternates.

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Up from the Blue (ebook). Published September 21st 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. Up From the Blue (Basic). Published February 2nd 2011 by Thorndike Press.

Up from the Blue (ebook). Large Print, Hardcover, 464 pages. Author(s): Susan Henderson (Goodreads Author).

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Comments: (7)
Kage
WOW! What an incredible novel, and a debut one at that! I loved this book so much and got completely and entirely wrapped up in it while reading. Now this is what I call a story!

Tillie is about to have her first baby, but her husband is away on business, and they have just moved back to Washington where she grew up. Scared and alone, she does the only thing she can think of, which is to call her father whom she hasn’t spoken to or seen in years. When he arrives at the hospital, the painful and difficult memories of her childhood rush back, and the “year that changed everything.” The story then alternates between present day at the hospital, where she is delivering 6 weeks early, and her childhood, which was disrupted by a severely depressed and manic mother, an angry father, and an aloof brother, all caused by the stresses and sadness that resonates with her mother. Tillie clings to hope, and tries to understand what’s wrong, all the while acting out and behaving poorly as a result of the problems inflicted by her mother at home.

This story is one of family, love, hope and loss. It’s a story of mental illness destroying a family. It’s a story of a daughter, so painfully devoted to a mother that is entirely too far away. It’s a story of a dysfunctional family and a father trying to hold things together. It’s so many things, and stirs up so many emotions. My heart broke for this family.

I loved Tillie and felt so much pain and sadness for her while she struggled to find out what was going on with her family, in particular, her mother. She was hopeful, hopeless, sad, funny, but always full of life. I think the best way to sum up Tillie is to tell you that, in the middle of her school play, she bursts out of the side of the stage and runs up and down the aisle in her yellow brick costume, and laughs all the while, despite the fact that she “destroyed” her school play (really, I think she made the school play). Her antics are, in large part, due to the dysfunctional home life she has.

All of the characters are incredibly three-dimensional and real. Their personalities, heartbreaks and emotions are completely evident and palpable, and they are drawn out so well. I genuinely felt as though these were real people. They are some of the most memorable and realistic characters I have ever encountered, Tillie in particular. She is easily one of my favorite characters of all time.

I could go on and on about this book, but know that there are many twists and turns, ups and downs, and that you will be utterly surprised by some of the things that happen. It is, by far, one of my favorite books of 2010. It brought out so many emotions and I felt deeply connected to, and invested in, Tillie’s life. I cannot recommend this one enough!
Marilace
Rarely do I write book reviews...but I borrowed this book from the library yesterday, started reading it and could. not. put. this. book. down. That’s right, I read until I finished...because Tillie grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go...I HAD to find out what happened in this story of a year in the life of Tillie. So, today, still haunted and absorbed, I bought this book to read again. It’s THAT good. It’s also going to be my next book club pick. Warning, this is not a light hearted read, as it deals with Tillie’s mom’s mental illness, a severe depression that is so oppressive, it made me gasp and cry and want to make sure Tillie would be okay.

Please read this book. You won’t forget it. Thanks for reading this review - and thanks to those who write them, because I, too, depend on your honest reviews.
Bodwyn
I really enjoyed this book. It made me cry and it made me laugh but mostly cry. It's not for people that prefer a light and easy read. I spent most of the book wishing I could reach in and hug its characters. This book was written with such a true and honest voice. I know that I will be carrying it with me for a while.
Lightseeker
So much of this book resonated with me. The location bc I grew up in suburban Maryland not far from the cabin John bridge. The 70s references. The family dynamic wasn’t like mine but I had dysfunction too and throw in mental illness. The father daughter thing hit a cord. I really could not stop reading. I can’t tell you how I rooted for momma. This is the authors first novel...she knows how to spin a tale. Such a great read.
Bladebringer
Brilliant! I couldn't put it down. Tilly is unforgettable. Just when you think you know what is going on, there is a twist and you feel it!
Gavikelv
A lovely, lyrical novel about love and madness.

I read it in one sitting but it will stay with me for some time.
Elildelm
The emotional experiences of the characters in this novel describe the human desire to connect and the consequence of being unable to do so. It is told from the perspective of a child who describes the devastation of intense familial dysfunction. It is an emotionally gripping story that explores both the loss and renewal of hope I highly recommend this book.
I was hooked from the beginning on this richly worded story of a woman who is about to give birth, prematurely, and is forced to turn to her estranged father for help in getting to the hospital. While in labor, Tillie recalls her young years, especially the year she was eight. This was the 1970s when mental illness was still pretty well shrouded in secrecy and shame. When what went on behind closed doors was the business of the family and in this story the family, son, daughter, mother, and father clearly suffered, each in their own way, because of society's rules of conduct. Don't talk about it and don't tell what goes on in your home.
Tillie grew up in a military family, the father hid behind a strict military mindset with no frills, no nonsense. Sit up straight, yes sir, no sir. The mother was eccentric, literary, narcissistic, and mentally ill. Phil the young boy of twelve tried to hold it together by following the rules, by sitting up straight, by obeying every word out of dad's mouth. Tillie could not bend to rules and desperately needed to know her mother loved her. The characters are well drawn and seem to live in the pages of the book. I really, really liked it. Eunice Boeve, author of Ride a Shadowed Trail