The Secret of Clouds
by Alyson Richman
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From the #1 international bestselling author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother's ...

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  "Teacher / Student teach lessons about life" by [email protected] (see profile) 07/08/19

Thanks to Penguin Random House and Book Movement for sending copies of The Secret of Clouds for our book club to enjoy. I am providing this review honestly.
I really enjoyed this sweet story of a teacher and her relationship with a student who had health issues. Yuri, the student, taught Maggie, the teacher, many things about life. She grew to really bond with this student, over books, writing, and baseball.
This book also examined other parts of Maggie's life - her relationship with her parents, her boyfriends, and her co-teachers.
The book was a nice exploration of what it means to live life to the fullest.
However, there were 2 errors in the book that bothered me. One - the author constantly referred to January 1, 2000 as the new millennium. It is not - January 1, 2001 is the new millennium, December 31, 2000 is the end of the century and the old millennium. Many people thought of the change to 2000, especially after the Y2k craze, as the new millennium, but it is not. I am surprised that the editor didn't catch this and correct it. Two - the author talked about having her friend, Suzie, the art teacher move in with her, but said there was a problem in that the cottage only had one bedroom. Later in the book, she mentions that she converted the second bedroom.
This was a feel good book, with a bit that tugged at the heartstrings, but overall, very well done.
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  "The Secret of Clouds" by cindyjaxn (see profile) 07/11/19

This was an inspiring story of a bond between a teacher and pupil but also dealt with the fragility of life and choosing a life with happiness. It produced much discussion, 8 thumbs up!

 
  "Beautiful and Inspiring" by pslozak (see profile) 07/11/19

A beautiful story about a teacher and homebound student and how their relationship changed both of their lives. The story brought up much discussion at our book club. Thank you for gifting our book club with copies to read.

 
  "" by [email protected] (see profile) 07/12/19

I thought it was very well written and held my interest although the story was predictable. I enjoyed the authorâ??s use of descriptions and I hope to read more of her books.

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