"The Palace of Strange Girls" by Sallie Day book Giveaway 5 winners!


Blackpool, England, 1959. The Singleton family is on holiday. For seven-year-old Beth, just out of the hospital, this means struggling to fill in her 'I-Spy' book and avoiding her mother Ruth's eagle-eyed supervision. Her sixteen-year-old sister Helen, meanwhile, has befriended a waitress whose fun-loving ways hint at a life beyond Ruth's strict rules.


But times are changing. As foreman of the local cotton mill, Ruth's husband, Jack, is caught between unions and owners whose cost-cutting measures threaten an entire way of life. And his job isn't the only thing at risk. When a letter arrives from Crete, a secret re-emerges from the rubble of Jack's wartime past that could destroy his marriage.


As Helen is tempted outside the safe confines of her mother's stern edicts with dramatic consequences, an unexpected encounter inspires Beth to forge her own path. Over the holiday week, all four Singletons must struggle to find their place in the shifting world of promenade amusements, illicit sex, and stilted afternoon teas in this touching and evocative novel.

I haven't finished yet, but it is one that I can't wait to pick back up. Although like comparing apples & oranges, Strange Girls gives me the same feeling of reading The Ya Ya Sisterhood, which was magical for me. So let me finish here so I can get back to the book!

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94 comments

Sara and Alex said...

If you say it is like the feeling of yaya sisterhood I am in! I loved that book and movie!
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I like that it's set in 1959

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Cindy B. of Montana said...

It sounds like a story where there are a lot of different stories occuring that all interact with each other...and I love the name!

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entered Ugg boots contest #1

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entered Ugg boots contest #2

ossmcalc said...

Some people just cannot handle any change in their lives. It would be interesting to see how these four people embrace any change in their lives.

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Now follow @GrandCentralPub at Twitter.

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Cindy B. of Montana said...

entered Ugg boots contest #3

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entered Ugg boots contest #4

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entered Ugg boots contest #5

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Follow the Wishing Penny blog.

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Cindy B. of Montana said...

following @GrandCentralPub (@sendtocindy)

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I follow your blog.

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ossmcalc said...

Faved you at Technorati.

Thank you,

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Cindy B. of Montana said...

faved you on technorati (thebabblingbrooks), I think! Technorati is having issues again. It says my favorites are there, but can't be displayed and they are working on it!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

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Donna said...

I like books set in other countries and/or other time periods. This sounds like a book my sister, my mother and I would all enjoy.

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moushka said...

I like that it's set in Blackpool England as I have been there.

bridget3420 said...

My mom had strict rules for me and seemed to be everywhere all at once. That's why I'd like to read this book.

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Beth said...

I like that it is set in England
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Pam said...

The fact that you can't wait to finish your post so you can get back to the book certainly appeals to me!

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Wanda said...

What appeals to me is that the book takes place in England, one of my favourite places in the whole world.
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I just became a follower of your blog.
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rubymoon said...

If the description hadn't said it was set in England, I would have thought the rural American South and I also thought of the Ya Ya's. I love these charming novels of coming of age! Thanks for the entry!

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Heather said...

I so need to see what happened in that letter and what Jack was up to during the wartime that could destroy their marriage!!

Sounds like a great book!!

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Heather said...

I entered to win those Ugg Boots! Thank you!!

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Heather said...

I follow you on Twitter! (roxxyroller,coolcanucks)
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I tweeted!

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Cindy said...

I like the picture of the girl and then the colorful decorations around it!

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I entered the Ugg Boot Giveaway! 1

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bloomerbear said...

The story line is what appeals to me

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cqueen2 said...

this sounds great thanks

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love the title of the book

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carol said...

For one thing I was born in england in 1959. I like the setting and it sounds like a good book. Adventurous!

carol said...

I'm a follower

Anita Yancey said...

It really appeals to me that the story takes place in England. I would really like to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

I am a subscriber!

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purplelover04 said...

this book look like a good summer read

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i followed @GrandCentralPub on Twitter

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CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I would love to read this! I love historical fiction, "memoir" type stuff.

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Lee P said...

I like the time period that this book is set in and I need to know how it ends! Thanks for this giveaway and please count me in.

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renee said...

I like all the different problems going on in the book
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