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The Painted Table

The Painted Table

By Suzanne Field
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.23 Stars

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On 2/2 HomeinFLX wrote: The The Painted Table by Suzanne Field is the story of three generations of women, and how a simple a hand-crafted Norwegian table became the symbol of one family’s darkest moments, and struggles with mental illness. The bulk of the story line centers around Sapphire, or Saffee who inherits the heirloom ... The Painted Table Book {Book Review} | Home in the Finger Lakes

HomeinFLX's Rating:

3 Stars

On 5/2 Joanna Sormunen wrote: The Painted Table is story of three generations of women whose life revolves around a beautiful Norwegian table.The book’s true heroin is Sapphire’s, or Saffee how she is normally called. And we find ourselves emerged into the story of how the table affected her life, her mother’s life and her ... The Painted Table Book Review

Joanna Sormunen's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/26 MommyBugg wrote: I am not much for fiction, but I recently received a copy of The Painted Table by Suzanne Field. This is a story of a Scandanavian family, rich in history, and with a painted table. A family heirloom that is passed on and the memories, and pain, that comes with it. It makes me think of some of those ... Layers of paint

MommyBugg's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/25 MelissaTX wrote: The Painted Table follows the life of Saffee who is born to a mother traumatized by a difficult childhood. The table that the title refers to was built by Saffee's great-grandfather and passed down to her mother, Joann. As a small child Joann often hid under the table and as an adult it brings back ... The Painted Table Book Review

MelissaTX's Rating:

3 Stars

On 2/21 Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur wrote: When I was in college, a favorite professor offered a literature class called “Mothers and Daughters.” As I read "The Painted Table" by Suzanne Field, I couldn’t help but think that this book would make an excellent addition to that class syllabus. Mother/daughter relationships are always complex. ... Great Book Club Pick Focusing on Mother/Daughter Relationships

Patrice's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/13 Iola's Christian Reads wrote: In 1858, a tree is felled that will become a table. In 1921, widowed immigrant Knute Kirkeborg is trying to eke out a living farming the harsh North Dakota prairie, supporting seven daughters and two sons. Daughter Joann hides under the huge kitchen table as she mourns her mother, who died in a Hospital ... I wanted to like it, but I didn't

Iola's Christian Reads' Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/7 Aayden wrote: The painted table is one of those books you can’t put down until you’ve read the whole thing. With a mother who suffers from mental illness, little saffee grows up thinking that her mother hates her and not really understanding why she acts the way that she does until she is an adult. When she inherits ... Beautiful!

Aayden's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/6 Jennie Nelson wrote: The Painted Table by Suzanne Field is an intriguing look at mental illness in a family through three generations.  The main character in the book is a table that was brought to the United States by a Norweigan ancestor of Saffee's family many generations earlier.  The first part of the book ... Book Review: The Painted Table

Jennie 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/28 books2blog wrote: The Painted Table tells the story of Saffee, who inherits a century-old heirloom table ingrained with painful memories of a childhood disrupted by mental illness. Even now, after having finished reading this book several weeks ago, I am still unsure as to what I actually think of it. I knew it was ... The Painted Table by Suzanne Field

books2blog's Rating:

4 Stars

On 1/27 Courtney A wrote: Suzanne Fields creates an amazing and realistic picture of what it looks like to live in a family dealing with mental illness. We get to see what mental illness looks like mostly from the perspective of a child of a parent with a mental illness. But, through her story, we also get to see what it looks ... The Painted Table

Courtney A's Rating:

5 Stars