Stone Woman

Stone Woman Stone Woman a novel that relives Toronto s summer of love Stone woman is a story of Blossom s unconventional family of five women whose lives are bound by a Vietnam War draft dodger David immer

  • Title: Stone Woman
  • Author: Bianca Lakoseljac
  • ISBN: 9781550719871
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stone Woman a novel that relives Toronto s 1967 summer of love Stone woman is a story of Blossom s unconventional family of five women, whose lives are bound by a Vietnam War draft dodger David, immersed in the Yorkville subculture of the hippie daze of Toronto The novel draws the reader into a web of liaisons David s love affair with Blossom s mother Liza, his covertStone Woman a novel that relives Toronto s 1967 summer of love Stone woman is a story of Blossom s unconventional family of five women, whose lives are bound by a Vietnam War draft dodger David, immersed in the Yorkville subculture of the hippie daze of Toronto The novel draws the reader into a web of liaisons David s love affair with Blossom s mother Liza, his covert dealings with her friend Anna, as well as the mysterious Helena The intrigue culminates in the convergence of their loves and tragedies, and quests for social and cultural change during one of the headiest periods in Toronto history The story is brought to the present through the lives of the women s daughters who discover that their family secrets have been sculpted literally into an art form that imparts a sense of homecoming and alludes to a hopeful future.Stone Woman a novel of passion, of art, of family secrets, and the legacy of loyalty and choices made, in the midst of the heady sixties of Toronto.

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    1. I enjoyed the first half of this book waaaay more than I enjoyed the second part; however, by the end it managed to work its way back up to four stars. It was very hard to follow the second part of the book which doesn't really work for the surprise reveal towards the end but oh well. Mostly this book is about friendship and love and is enjoyable to dive into.

    2. Stone Woman is a richly textured, beautifully written trip back to the sixties, 1967 in fact – ‘The Summer of Love’; a time of irrepressible freedom of expression in the arts, music, free love, and the desire for peace.From anti-war activism to flower power to the smoke-filled coffee houses of Yorkville Avenue, Bianca Lakoseljac weaves an intriguing tale based on well-researched fact and her own insightful storytelling.Spanning five decades from the swinging sixties to present day Stone Wo [...]

    3. An intriguing meshing of real and imagined characters. The book made me scour Toronto for those sculptures. The treasure hunt led me to some well hidden and overgrown pieces in High Park as well as a couple—Flower Power and No Shoes—that are now monuments to art in areas like Concorde Place and the West Don Lands. I was captivated by the art as much as the story that brings it all together. I discovered a video link for Stone Woman: youtube/watch?v=AguJM

    4. “Stone Woman” begins in 1967’s “Summer of Love” in Toronto, Canada in the midst of the social and cultural upheaval of the times. It brings to life in vibrant detail the hippie daze of Toronto and the Yorkville subculture that formed around it. “Stone Woman” traces the lives of five independent women over the course two generations culminating in April 2017. The lives of these women are wrapped up in the life and legacy of David – a Vietnam War draft dodger who puts his life on t [...]

    5. Even those of us who were around for the Summer of Love sometimes forget what an enormous cultural shift took place in those heady days. Stone Woman is not, as might be suspected at first glance, a nostalgic reframing of the era, but it does bring back to life the vibrancy and turbulence and the explosion of creative energy of the time: the coffee houses, the music, the hazy smoke from various sources. It is, however, a story about love: love that runs much deeper than the sharing of a political [...]

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