Sherri Wood Emmons
The Sometimes Daughter
March 27, 2019 Comments.. 149
The Sometimes Daughter Judy Webster is born in a mud splattered tent at Woodstock just as Crosby Stills and Nash take the stage Her mother Cassie is a beautiful flawed flower child who brings her little girl to anti w
  • Title: The Sometimes Daughter
  • Author: Sherri Wood Emmons
  • ISBN: 9780758253255
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • Judy Webster is born in a mud splattered tent at Woodstock, just as Crosby, Stills, and Nash take the stage Her mother, Cassie, is a beautiful, flawed flower child who brings her little girl to anti war protests and parties rather than enroll her in pre school But as Cassie s husband, Kirk, gradually abandons 60s ideals in favor of a steady home and a law degree, theirJudy Webster is born in a mud splattered tent at Woodstock, just as Crosby, Stills, and Nash take the stage Her mother, Cassie, is a beautiful, flawed flower child who brings her little girl to anti war protests and parties rather than enroll her in pre school But as Cassie s husband, Kirk, gradually abandons 60s ideals in favor of a steady home and a law degree, their once idyllic marriage crumbles.Dragging Judy back from the Kentucky commune where Cassie has taken her, Kirk files for divorce and is awarded custody When Cassie eventually moves to an ashram in India, Judy is grief stricken At school, she constructs lies to explain her unconventional home life, trying desperately to fit in to the world her mother rejected.Cassie calls and writes, occasionally entering Judy s life just long enough to disrupt it But little by little, Judy is growing up As she grapples with her father s remarriage and her own reckless urges, she encounters all the joy and heartbreak that goes with first love, first loss, sex, drugs, and self discovery And when Cassie comes home again, Judy, who has tried so long to find a place in her mother s life, must finally decide what place Cassie claims in hers
    The Sometimes Daughter Sherri Wood Emmons Sep , The Sometimes Daughter is a sometimes simple story, but there are enough surprising twists and turns to keep you wondering what is next It s told in the first person, thru the eyes of a young girl, enduring a life with and without a bi polar mother, and a patient, kind father, and her support team of friends and grandparents. The Sometimes Daughter by Sherri Wood Emmons Jan , As the title says, the sometimes daughter, Judy is sometimes a daughter as her mother is constantly in and out of her life Judy is born in a tent at Woodstock Her mother Cassie is a flaky flower child, going to protests, eventually getting involved with a cult, drinks, and does drugs. The Sometimes Daughter A Novel Kindle edition by Sherri Sep , The Sometimes Daughter A Novel Kindle edition by Sherri Wood Emmons Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Sometimes Daughter A Novel. The Sometimes Daughter A Novel by Sherri Wood Emmons As the title says, the sometimes daughter, Judy is sometimes a daughter as her mother is constantly in and out of her life Judy is born in a tent at Woodstock Her mother Cassie is a flaky flower child, going to protests, eventually getting involved with a cult, drinks, The Sometimes Daughter Walmart The Sometimes Daughter is a beautiful, deeply poignant novel It is a story about a daughter often abandoned by her emotionally and physically absent mother Born at Woodstock, surrounded by free love, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes grows up feeling unloved by Summary and reviews of The Sometimes Daughter by Sherri Rate The Sometimes Daughter with a for several reasons The first, is the lack of sophistication in the prose this book read as a YA book rather than one aimed at adults The characters ended up as stereotypes as their personalities and relationships with each other were not fully developed.
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    1. Nancy Narma says:

      A Very Emotionally Charged Volume You Should Not Miss I was hooked by the first sentence I was born at Woodstock And indeed, the beautiful baby girl was, as she arrived to the beat of Crosby, Stills and Nash on stage performing their tune Suite Judy Blue Eyes As a matter of fact, the young lady was named Sweet Judy Blue Eyes by her hippie parents Cassie Skylark and Kirk Webster From the very start, Judy s young life was filled with a revolving door of personalities , confusion, doubts, guilt and [...]

    2. McGuffy Morris says:

      The Sometimes Daughter is a beautiful, deeply poignant novel It is a story about a daughter often abandoned by her emotionally and physically absent mother Born at Woodstock, surrounded by free love , Sweet Judy Blue Eyes grows up feeling unloved by the person whose love she seeks the most her mother Her father, Kirk, matures, taking his marriage and parenting Sweet Judy seriously Cassie, her mother, continues the carefree hippie lifestyle, neglecting all responsibility Eventually, she leaves Ki [...]

    3. Natalia says:

      The Sometimes Daughter is well written, and has a very strong message Sherri Wood Emmons did a wonderful job keeping the readers attention The Sometimes Daughter shows the struggle of Judy, with the life without her mother, and when she is around she leaves This book is very deep, and will keep you flipping pages.

    4. Leximr says:

      Ironically enough, this earned five stars from me but sat on my shelf for close to a year It was passed down to me from my mom, who raved about it I guess you could say I was on my thriller kick, so the subject matter just was not piquing my interest Fast forward to the present, got in the mood to change things up a bit, and this one seemed to fit the bill Well it did just that and This was one impressive, evocative read The author did a nice job of exploring the complicated and mostly dysfunct [...]

    5. Pamela says:

      I received this book through First Reads and was excited to read it I found the book to be a poignant and deeply moving book spanning Sweet Judy Blue Eyes life through high school I had a really hard time putting this book down and could not wait to pick it up each night I felt as if the writing really transported me into this family s life The story starts off at Woodstockif that says anything The story is about a mother and daughter s relationshipe constant desire for love and acceptance from [...]

    6. Denise says:

      Received this book via bookbrowse in order to provide the critique that follows in addition to participating in an on line book club.Rate The Sometimes Daughter with a 2 for several reasons The first, is the lack of sophistication in the prose this book read as a YA book rather than one aimed at adults The characters ended up as stereotypes as their personalities and relationships with each other were not fully developed Understand the author s intent of demonstrating that an authoritarian emoti [...]

    7. Lisa says:

      Meh It captured me in the beginning, but it really fell flat It was a boring read, not deep at all The end of the book seemed rushed, or at least the things that happened to the main character seemed forced simply to throw in some bad things I wouldn t really recommend it.

    8. Alvera says:

      The story of a daughter who is sometimes fiercely loved, sometime abandoned, often on the sidelines of the life of a vibrant and self absorbed mother and how her complicated relationship with her mother affects her Poignant with believably complex characters and ultimately uplifting, this would be a story rich in conversation starters with a teenage daughter or son , a friend, or a reading group.

    9. Mary Reed says:

      What a great book I couldn t put this book down Sweet Judy went through a lot of emotional stuff all her life because of her mother Loved the ending Finally found out what happened in her life to cause her to always leave Happy for Kirk and Treva.

    10. Megan says:

      A fairly interesting easy read about a girl born in the sixties to a loving father and a messed up mother who mostly means well Story jumps time periods sometimes and it takes a while to figure out where you are Overall, not a bad read.

    11. Margaret Jarocki says:

      Moved slow for the first 50 pages The main character had to much happen to her in the last section, it was over kill.

    12. Sophie Grund says:

      The Sometimes Daughterby Sherri Wood EmmonsReview by Sophie GrundI was not alive during the 70 s or 80 s, but after reading The Sometimes Daughter by Sherri Wood Emmons I feel as if I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana with flower child Sweet Judy Blue Eyes Webster This work of realistic fiction is narrated by Judy, starting with her birth in a tent at Woodstock and following her well into her teen years.Emmons s writing style is easy to follow and easier to relate with She is extremely realistic [...]

    13. Katherine Pershey says:

      I was lucky to receive an advance copy of Sherri Wood Emmons second novel from the author we are acquaintances, as I wrote a couple articles for her when she edited the sadly defunct Disciples World I probably read this far too quickly for review purposes, but I couldn t put it down I ve had little patience for novels that aren t engrossing lately no problem here The book s central story is about the relationship between Judy given name Sweet Judy Blue Eyes and her mother, Cassie, a deeply flawe [...]

    14. Peggy Davenport says:

      Type of Book NovelAuthor Sherri Wood EmmonsThe Sometimes Daughter Kensington Publishing 2012Why I picked up this book Novel read of daughter mother relationship.This is one book I blew right through It was easily read, easily understood, and easily felt emotionally I feel even someone who didn t understand this type of relationship with their mother would feel the emotion within it the way the author reay keeps it simple and real For me there were parts that hit home A mother who just simply put [...]

    15. Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries) says:

      This review first appeared on my blog knittingandsundries 20This was a quick, sometimes enjoyable read The title aptly could have read The Sometimes Mother , as the main character is fortunate enough to have a wonderfully present father.Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is born in a tent at Woodstock to unconventional read hippie parents Cassie and Kirk As familial responsibilities begin to hit, Kirk becomes a good, responsible father, while Cassie remains volatile, possibly unfaithful, and flighty, disappe [...]

    16. Terry Bourbon says:

      This book was interesting to me in several ways The first sentence of the book, said by the narrator main character, is, I was born at Woodstock The date she gives is in 1969 I was born in 1964, so although I don t remember Woodstock, so many of the current events and lifestyle things brought into the story are familiar to me This is a side issue, but felt to me like a nostalgic story from my growing up years That being said, the similarities sort of end there Judy s mom is a real child of the 6 [...]

    17. Carol says:

      Sweet Judy Blue Eyes Webster was born at Woodstock A few hours later, with her mother in charge, Sweet Judy s parents baptized her in a cold muddy cow pond while hundreds cheered them on Some might think being born in a tent at Woodstock promises an eventful life Others know having a mother like Cassie guarantees it.Sweet Judy s memories of her early childhood revolve around her mother young, wild, beautiful Cassie and her ever present friends some one is usually staying at the Webster apartment [...]

    18. Jacquline says:

      This has to be one of the most stupid books that I have read this year I read another book by Emmons earlier this year, and it was just the same, except just a different story line In this book, Judy has an absent mother, a mother she craves for, even when she doesn t seem to think so On almost every page, Judy cries I don t think there is a single thing that she does but cry Its ridiculous Judy believes the whole time that her mother can change, can become a stay at home mom and take care of he [...]

    19. Melanie Coombes says:

      The Sometimes Daughter is a story highlighting the bond between mother and daughter In this case, it is the mother who is irresponsible, afraid of commitment and brazenly forgoing rules in search of freedom and fun.The book begins with Cassie and Kirk, at Woodstock Sweet Judy Blues Eyes, as she was named by her mother, is born in a tent Kirk, eventually is pulled toward a conventional life and returns to law school to create a secure household for his family However, Cassie is unable to shake h [...]

    20. Hannah says:

      I loved both Prayers and Lies and The Seventh Mother, so I had super high expectations for this book Unfortunately, it failed to meet them.The whole plot is basically that Judy s mother, Cassie, leaves when Judy is young and they see each other only sporadically A seriously weak plot for a novel It s filled with totally inane dialogue that drove me crazy Example So, you re going to be pretty busy this week Yeah, I m sorry He stopped and took my hand Well, how about Saturday Are you busy on Satur [...]

    21. Vee41dmb says:

      I was sent this book as a winner of a first reads giveaway.I really loved this one from the very first sentence I was born at Woodstock In fact, I stopped reading a book I was really excited to start and decided to read this one instead.The characters are very likeable and well written I love how Cassie gets to tell her own story through her daughters , her actions, and than at the end of the book It is a story rich in the complexity of relationships and love It spoke so true when Judy s father [...]

    22. Bamboozlepig says:

      This one hooked me right away It was an excellent read depicting the relationship between a free spirited and fucked up mom and the daughter she gave birth to at Woodstock Judy is grounded in reality that her mom, Cassie, is, and Cassie tries to force her into an unstable lifestyle Judy s dad steps in and gets custody of Judy and Cassie then drifts in and out of Judy s life Emmons does a good job of portraying Cassie as an unsettled woman who isn t happy with her life in any of the incarnations [...]

    23. Rhonda says:

      I read this book in two days A young girl s journey through childhood and her teens with a mother who is absent both emotionally and physically Judy is born at Woodstock to hippie parents After Woodstock, they return home to Indiana with Judy Things are not good at home when Dad decides to go mainstream, and Mom continues her hippie ways Judy s mom, basically kidnaps Judy, and takes her to a commune in Kentucky Judy hates it because now she is not only separated from her father, her only stabili [...]

    24. Judy says:

      The setting of this book starts out in 1969 at Woodstock This story is about a relationship between a mother and daughter The main character was named Sweet Judy Blue Eyes by her mama Cassie, Judy s mother, is quite flighty and doesn t have a problem with starting new relationships before old ones are finished Kirk, Judy s father, is the only stable person in Judy s life Cassie flits in and out of Judy s life throughout this book Judy aches to have a relationship with Cassie but Cassie can t or [...]

    25. Elaine Wong says:

      An excellent book for people new to adult fiction The storytelling style of Sweet Judy, the titular character, is a balance of child simplicity and mature acceptance The book moves through four periods in Judy s life, and how her mother Cassie returns just long enough to throw Judy into an emotional loop Judy quickly realizes that not all is okay with her mother, and despite her dearest wish to stay with her, she comes to accept that her mother is not the best example of what a mother should be [...]

    26. Julie Barrett says:

      he Sometimes Daughter by Sherri Wood EmmonsStory is about a little girl, born at Woodstock and her parentsraised her close by her fathers parents There were main events thattook place that even I recall that occurred and the mother, Cassie wasinvolved in directly Cassie has done a lot of drugs and has livedin communes and the girl lives mostly with her father when the motherreturns The girl has had a hard life making friends and they alsoake fun of her mother as she does as well.As time goes on [...]

    27. Tillie says:

      An awesome book I couldn t put it down A young girl s journey through childhood and her teens with a mother who is absent both emotionally and physically Judy is born at Woodstock to hippie parents After Woodstock, they return home to Indiana with Judy Things are not good at home when Dad decides to go mainstream, and Mom continues her hippie ways When she leaves and joins a commune in Kentucky and takes Judy with her, everything goes downhill even further Judy does not like the commune and her [...]

    28. Christa says:

      Honestly, I wasn t expecting a lot out of this one It seemed interesting enough, but I thought it might end up in the fluff category.I was in for a pleasant surprise Okay, so it wasn t a great American novel, but to me, it did everything a book is supposed to do it engrossed, entertained, captivated, and stuck with me after the last page was turned and it gave me that unhappy lurch in my stomach when I realized that it had come to an end.This book was just full of incredibly likeable characters, [...]

    29. Felicia says:

      I couldn t put this book down I loved everything about this book I totally got what the author was trying to tell in this story I understood Judy the daughter and her desire for a certain kind of mother One that was normal And I totally understood the mother Cassie who was unable to be that kind of mother to her I can see why some people were upset at Cassie s mothering skills, but I understood why she was unable to be the kind of mother everyone including me wanted her to be Cassie never got he [...]

    30. Lizzander says:

      I read this book in a day Sometimes bad things happen to good peoplebut at some point we have to take responsibility for our own actions How we react to these things are up to us I was extremely sad about how everyone made excuses for Cassie s choices and behavior The choices we make affect so many otherst just ourselves Thank goodness Judy had a wonderful family who loved and supported her Treva taught Judy this principle when her own mother could not Krik is a very loving and devoted father wh [...]

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