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I need your collective memory of a novel/movie   General Discussion

Started Jan-13 by sueinIL; 352 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-13

I am going nuts trying to remember a book I read, probably in the '90s.  Setting was early 1900s--the family had one of the early automobiles, but there were horses as well.  I'm thinking Ohio. Main characters were a young boy about 9-10 who wore knickers and suspenders, and his slightly wacky grandma whose favorite expression was "hoo boy!" Funny, sweet story that became a movie, too. I hope someone will remember this book; I want to read it again.

 Thanks, Sue in IL

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-13

Thank you for looking, but that doesn't sound right.  There wasn't any ethnic tie-in that I remember. Somebody, the grandpa, maybe, had been in a car accident and was in a wheelchair.  I wish I could remember more, but I don't have enough information to search for it myself.  So frustrating!

Sue in IL

Do you remember who was in the movie?

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-14

Hi, JDO,

Unfortunately, no.  I thought Jason Robards might have played the grandpa, but an IMDb search didn't confirm that. I was able to find and re-read another of my favorite books that someone on our board remembered:  Saving Cee Cee Hunnicut by Beth Hoffman. Holding out the same hope again!

Sue in IL

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Jan-17

There are so many really good books out there to read.  I got a copy of "The Nightingale" for Christmas.  It's proving to be a very good read.  I always keep several books, of various subject matters, on my nightstand shelves. I never know until I go to bed what I feel like.  I just finished Rise of the Rocket Girls.. about the women of JPL and the young grad students who were the ones who started it.  I love Autobiographies too.  Reading is good for the soul.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Jan-17

tuckyquilter said:

  Reading is good for the soul.

Totally agree.  I read "The Nightingale" and loved it. 

MarciainMD

From: MarciainMD

Jan-17

tuckyquilter said:

I got a copy of "The Nightingale" for Christmas. 

I'll have to read that.  I love all the books I've read by Kristin Hannah.

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