"It's a wonderful story. It's
beautifully written. I have been an avid reader all of my life and this
is my favorite of all the books that I have ever read. There are many
reasons why it is my favorite. The most important reason is how well
you tell the story."
"I just finished eavesdropping
on 110 years of Maude's life. You did a perfectly remarkable job...of
making it quite compelling. Your 'just the facts, ma'am' style never
got sappy and I loved the descriptions of the big old stove, hog butchering,
Rush Creek, going to the fairs with the kids in the wagon, Lee's jokes,
and so on. Even the little tale of the guys who came to hunt was telling
of a time and attitude that, as a man, God, I miss, but suppose it is
better that it passed."
"Maude is rich, deep, warm
and humorous. It captures the very essence of America."
read Maude on the subway. People stared when I laughed out loud, but
it's one of those books where you laugh, you cry. It just makes you
feel good on the inside. I'm using the lessons I learned in Maude to
teach my 8-year-old son."
"What a beautiful book! It
could hardly be anything else but splendid for its central figure and
her family come through as real flesh and blood people, of marvelous
strength, esprit, and genuineness"
is an important book. It reminds us of what we've lost. Mardo Williams
is an American treasure."
"This is the first time in so
many years that I was sorry when the story ended. I know the book is one
I will read again and enjoy just as much."
"I have read a lot of books
over the last few years, but none has affected me like yours. It made
me laugh, cry, become serious at moments wondering about the many wars
she lived through and deaths of her children. I realized about half-way
through the book that I had forgotten you were writing about YOUR mother.
I was picturing my Grandmother through it all!
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