5 thoughts on “The Mammoth Cheese

  1. Sheri Holman is becoming one of my favorite authors. The Mammoth Cheese wasn’t as much fun to read as my first exposure to Holman – The Dress Lodger – but I still enjoyed it a lot, and Holman continues to create believably quirky characters and believably “mostly happy” endings. As I’ve mentioned in other contexts, I am drawn toward stories where the protagonists are constantly talking past each other yet – somehow – manage to cope with all that life throws at them and come through in the end.

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  2. I read a review that compared the plot of this book to the Mississippi River and I have to agree – not only does it pick up and drag along everything it encounters, it’s S-L-O-W. In an attempt to create endearingly quirky characters, there are too many side plots and unresolved irrelevant issues, and most of the characters are unlikeable, not endearing. Far too much time is spent focusing on the teen-aged daughter’s crush on her middle school history teacher. The only reason I gave this book two

  3. Left at the OBCZ at Martha’s Pantry unregistered, so I’m registering it and will re-release it, possibly reading it first 😉

    “When Manda Frank gives birth to an astonishing eleven babies, the world descends on her home town of Three Chimneys, Virginia. Beneath the intense media spotlight the town begins to give up it’s long-held secrets: from unrequited love to more dangerous and subversive passions. Meanwhile, cheesemaker Margaret Prickett decides to highlight the plight of the rural community b

  4. I would agree that this book can be compared to the Mississippi River– that is majestic and rich with history. I loved the complex and nuanced characters, and all of the historical detail. I’m an absolute sucker for this kind of book. I am going to run out, find all of Sheri Holman’s other books and read them immediately.

  5. This is quirky contemporary fiction set in a small Southern town which has become the center of a media circus following the birth of eleven babies to a local woman. (This was written before the Octomom spectacle.)

    That poor woman’s story is interwoven with several others, including that of an indebted small dairy farmer who desperately needs a government bailout, and the farmer’s typically self-centered teenage daughter who’s in love with her reprehensible history teacher.

    The original Mammoth Ch

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