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Home #RRBC Book Review Handprints by Wanda Adams Fischer #Review #RRBC @wandawamc

Handprints by Wanda Adams Fischer #Review #RRBC @wandawamc

Handprints has a strangeness about it that can only be felt if you read it and I loved every aspect of it. In this world, husbands who are tired of their wives can ship them off to a mental institution so they can move on with their lives. That alone is a chilling idea. Then there are the quirky characters who opened their hearts to me and I was happy to have met them for just a brief moment.

Handprints is a tale of sadness and joy mixed together nicely, and I recommend you get a copy.

I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars.

About Handprints

After their husbands commit them to a state mental institution in Massachusetts, two women become friends. Were they--and the other women who filled the place--even mentally ill? Anne was eccentric, to be sure, and her Boston fireman husband decided it was more than he could bear. Edna loved to read and write poetry; her husband said she wasn't "a good wife," so he called the constable and had her taken away to the state mental hospital. She craved companionship and found Anne during her first night at the place. Edna called Anne "Anne of Green Gables"; she told everyone who'd listen that she was Edna St. Vincent Millay. This novella looks at the way they cope with spending the rest of their lives in a state mental institution with humor and Anne's visitors from the outside world--and how they make a Christmas surprise visit to the site of the old mental hospital as spirits after their deaths.