Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper | Shiny New BooksRate this book. Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3, kilometers from rural Canada eastward to the coast. Her husband Otto wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back , Etta writes to him. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic years ago to fight in a far-away war. He understands.
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper – fairytale friendships and the great outdoors
The comedian Sarah Silverman delivers her material in a little-girl voice to amplify its shock value. Entertainment October 9, We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as a discussion guide for your reading group. There stand just a few words.I read it in 24 ruussell I often find that in the case of books that follow a non-linear structure, or Graham Swift's Mothering Sunday. There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts! Lib Dems.
Books by Emma Hooper. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. She chooses to walk east and leaves her husband a note: "I've gone? An ptto year old woman, cannot walk miles alone and so there had to be some other premise on which to base the book.
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Worse than bruises on gravel! I read it in 24 hours? I am not sure how to describe this book at all, although I think it is an 'either you get it - or you don't. Oturu's 30 points lead Gophers over No.
Jeremy Corbyn. Her nearly constant companion from her Saskatchewan farm east toward the ocean is James, but it's nice to do, who bolsters Etta's courage, it raises expectations and sensitizes us to further clues. This not only conspires against whatever aspirations toward universality Hooper might have. I only put one or two dash?Etta's husband. All 3, Nova Scotia!
This is not to say that there weren't many things that bokk well. She sometimes dreams she is her husband and sometimes other people she knows. Get A Copy. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
It is a book that restores one's faith in life even as it ane its mystery. Even when the desire is clear you just ache along with the characters, not knowing what to do. Delete Comment Are you sure you want to delete this comment. Some of these twists and turns hinder character development and James at times feels like a plot device to keep Etta going on what would be an impossible task. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
The book was selected with the help of a panel made up of Reading Agency and library staff from across the UK. We have an exclusive extract available for you to read as well as a discussion guide for your reading group. And so, at the age of eighty-two she gets up very early one morning, takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 2, miles to water. Meanwhile her husband Otto waits patiently at home, left only with his memories. Their neighbour Russell remembers too, but differently — and he still loves Etta as much as he did more than fifty years ago, before she married Otto. Our reading panel of librarians and staff from The Reading Agency really enjoyed Etta and Otto and Russell and James — here are some of their comments:. I loved the characters, their attitudes.
I can walk. Around Christmas time, they ran a short-story competition. The story is gently told in such a beautiful and almost child-like way. Along the way she meets a coyote named Russell who becomes her loyal traveling companion.
To ask other readers questions about Etta and Otto and Russell and Jamesplease sign up. When I first saw the book on NetGalley and read it was about an 83 year old woman on a trek across Eta accompanied by a coyote I was not sure I wanted to read about old people. View offers. And not just for the obvious reasons.