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Book Reviews of Nora, Nora

Nora, Nora
Nora Nora
Author: Anne Rivers Siddons
ISBN-13: 9780061874925
ISBN-10: 0061874922
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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30 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

Bonnie avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 417 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Sappy. But I must say it is beautifully read by Debra Monk. And if you love Fannie Flagg, you will love this book.
KellyP avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 142 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Liked this one very much! After my first Siddons book (Up Island), I told myself no more of her. But, based on my mother's recommendation, I gave this one a try & really enjoyed it. I will read other books by Anne Rivers Siddons. Wonderful,rich characters, great plot, very rewarding & satisfying read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Nora, Nora is great. I really enjoyed this book. Payton is the best. She learns what it's like to grow up in rural GA during the 60's and makes the best of some really sad situations.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of Anne Rivers Siddons better books. ...Peyton was not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town, a cousin who smokes cigarettes and drives a pink Thunderbird.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book...I almost put it down about a quarter of the way through but when Nora shows up the story really picks up and I love stories set in the south.
Jennmarie68 avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 217 more book reviews
I don't even know where to begin with this book. The writing was excellent, the story was so good, the themes in the story were so important (and so well handled), and it was very enjoyable.

I loved Nora. She just didn't care, but at the same time she cared so much. I know that sounds weird but I don't know how else to describe her. She stood up for herself, and prided herself on simply enjoying life however it's handed to you. Peyton on the other hand was such the opposite. And while Nora had a huge impact on Peyton's life and the changes in Peyton were drastic Peyton will always be Peyton.

The story touches on so many different issues. First it takes place in the south in the 60s, so there's the racial issues. Then Peyton is in a place in her life where she needs the guidance of a woman, but Nora is so unconventional it is question whether her ideals should have influence on Peyton. I can't really give any more because it would take away from the web of the story.

The narrator did an excellent job. While I tend to think it would have been really hard to have a bad narration for such an amazing book Cristine McMurdo-Wallis did a really good job. She had such a dramatic voice and since Nora was such a dramatic person it fit perfectly together. Cristine's voice was just perfect for this one. She was very pleasant to listen to. She also did a great job of staying in character so you always knew who was talking.
TakingTime avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 1072 more book reviews
New York best seller by Anne Rivers Siddon.

the story of how a child accepts her fathers new love...
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I know this is an older book but it is by far my favorite Anne Rivers Siddons book. Very good character development and grabs you right from the beginning. If I would have had the time I probably would have read it straight through. I highly recommend this book - good read!! Carol P
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A great southern fiction book by Anne Rivers Siddons. Nora comes to town very flambouyant and some secrets.
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Good family drama
paperbacklover avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 112 more book reviews
When Peyton learns that her cousin Nora is coming to stay with her and her father for a time, Peyton resolves to find a way to avoid actually meeting this unwelcome stranger. But Nora, flamboyant and outspoken, has the entire town of Lytton, GA, in a flurry before she has a chance to park her pink convertible, and Peyton and her father find themselves suddenly living a life filled with more love, more fun, and more joy. Before long, though, everything Nora does seems to outrage the residents of this small, early 1960s town. An excessive abridgment at the beginning of this production leaves the listener wondering about Peyton's motives.
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4 star. A fun read.
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Another great Siddons Southern story about a motherless girl coming of age about the time her flamboyant cousin Nora comes to town.
Susanaque avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 422 more book reviews
Twelve year old Payton isn't ready to share her widowed father with anyone. But her cousin Nora rolled into town...redheaded and a smoker. That gives her someting to talk about at the Losers club and her Aunt Augusta can't stand her, which means she can't be all bad.
Maybe this is what Layton, Georgia needs-to really spice things up.
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Siddons' characters have such depth. I loved this one!
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A great story - just what you'd expect from Siddons
emeraldfire avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on
When twelve-year-old Peyton's mother and older brother die, she and her father are trapped in their grief. Then along comes Peyton's mother's cousin, Nora for a visit that changes Peyton's life forever. I liked this story and give it an A+!
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I alomst did not read this book b/c I thought it would be boring, but it was addicting and good!
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Love, love, love Anne Rivers Siddons. This is a bit different than most and covers a young girl/teen's relationship with her (seemingly ) carefree aunt.
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Peyton is not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town, a cousin who smokes cigarettes and drives a pink Thunderbird. However, her father seems to like Nora, and she does make for good conversation at the Loser Club, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which raises Nora slightly in Peyton's esteem. Maybe she isn't so bad--maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia, needs this summer.

But, soon it becomes clear that something is troubling Nora deeply. Peyton believes that whatever it is, it must be more than snide comments by neighbors who don't like her "unsouthern" ways. When the shocking truth comes to light, it stuns the residents of their small town. It also teaches Peyton the enormous cost of loving.
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Anne Rivers Siddons as always writes a delightful story of southern life. She captures the heart of the south.
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A young girls view of the transitions taking place in the South during the 1960's.
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Peyton is not ready to share her widowed father with anyone, let alone a barely remembered cousin who just rolled into town, a cousin who smokes cigarettes and drives a pink Thunderbird. However, her father seems to like Nora well enough, and she does make for good conversation at the Loseres Club, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which raises Nora slightly in Peyton's esteem. Maybe she isn't so bad, maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia, needs this summer.
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Get ready to meet two of the most endearing fictional characters of all time in this '60's coming-of-age story set smack dab in the middle of the South.
Life in Lytton, Georgia, was calmer before Nora Findlay came to town. Twelve-year-old Peyton McKenzie, who lived with her widowed father, met after school with the members of the Losers's Club, mulling over the dumbest things they ever did. Evenings, she watched old home movies to capture a treasured glimpse of her mother, waving, laughing,dancing. Then her socond cousin Nora moved in--and Peyton's world changed forever. Red-haired, green-eyed Nora smoked, swore and showed everyone how to have a good time in her hot pink Thunderbird convertible. Even Peyton's somber father started humming while she was around. But beneath Nora's outlandish high-spirited facade was a devastating secret. When it hits the light of day, this small town--and Peyton--will be jolted to their very core.
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This is an audio book
LaurieS avatar reviewed Nora, Nora on + 504 more book reviews
Nora, Nora is unabridged on audio cassettes, narrator is Kate Reading. Also includes additional short story called "Outer Banks" read by Kate Nelligan (this one is an abridgement).
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At 12, Peyton McKenzie isn't ready to share widowed father with anyone, let alone Nora, her redheaded, cigarette-smoking cousin who just rolled into town behing the wheel of a pink Thunderbird. But her father seems to like Nora,, and she does make for good conversation with her friends at the Loser's club, and prim Aunt Augusta hates her, which means she can't be all bad. In fact maybe Nora is just what quiet Lytton, Georgia, needs this summer.-Houston Chronicle
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A fun little book.
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Love everything Siddons writes.
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Twelve year old Payton McKenzie isn't ready to share her widowed father with anyone---certainly not her cigarette smoking redheaded cousin Nora and her unsouthern ways..this takes place is the sixties,it will remind the reader of when they were 12 yers old and had a neighborhood club that was more important than getting to supper on time...a real enjoyable read for me...