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The Party Line by [Lindy, Lora]
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Length: 188 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 8 - 18 Grade Level: 2 - 12

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1415 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lora Lindy (4 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0MWBYU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #678,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Time travel with Gerty to simpler times. 28 April 2015
By Allyn - Published on Amazon.com
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What a blast from the past! I grew up with a party line in the late seventies and this story took me back in full detail to my childhood! Lora Lindy writes like she is having a cup of tea with you, chatting and sharing stories, gossiping and catching up. So much of this book was a reminder for me, the detail woven into the tale was so vivid I lost myself completely. Really the book is a collection of short stories, the neighbors (on the party line) Gerty and her ten year old dreams of becoming a model and her love of music, and Grandma and her stories of growing up. I think those were my favorite, I loved hearing about Grandma's adventures and touching recollections.
Ms. Lindy does a skillful job of painting each new character for the reader to see but not drowning you in detail. The structure is unique and keeps the flow interesting but she ties everything up and kept me involved to the very end.
I think what I appreciated most about Party Line was the true to the era detail mixed in. From manner of speech, to the politics and prices of the day, I had an instant refresher on my very early years pop culture!
Nicely done.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Telephone Party Line 2 July 2013
By For What It's Worth... - Published on Amazon.com
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A delightful story for any age.

Gerty remembers that four short rings on the party line is for her great uncle and aunt, Bill and Bessie and all the other ring sequences belong to other families. She was forewarned not to listen in on other people's conversations but she merely wants to see how this party line thing works. She overhears juicy information which has her wanting to get back to Aunt Bessie's to find out what happens next. Becoming quickly hooked she finds excuses to get to her aunt's regularly. What she does with the information she overhears will have you shaking your head especially when she gets some of it wrong in its telling.

This story will take you back to an earlier time when shag hairstyles were popular along with eight-track players, juke boxes, The Jackson Five, and The Osmonds among other things.

I was a bit disappointed when the author took this story in a different direction than what I had anticipated but oh well, it was still good.

*According to Wikipedia, pedal pushers are calf-length trousers popular in the 50's.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Laid Back Visit Back in Time 30 July 2013
By FrancesG - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading this book is rather like listening in on a party line, which is what 10 year old Gertie does one summer while visiting her grandmother. There are ample little "stories" about various and sundry people, small scenarios like dining in a diner, and not a whole lot of angst or conflict. It's a quiet, funny read. I was reminded of Mayberry most of the time. The finest part of the book is the epilogue which closes out the various things that Gertie inadvertently put into motion by her eavesdropping and subsequent lying. Nice wrap up that leaves the reader feeling satisfied. There were a few errors of grammar, spelling and syntax, but nothing too distracting. About the only thing that bothered me was that the 1971 Gertie lived through was a far cry from the 1971 that I experienced. Perhaps the difference between urban and rural? The book might have rung more true had it been set back in the early 60's. Still worth the read if you'd like to relax a bit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 16 Mar. 2013
By Jilmaye - Published on Amazon.com
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I just loved this story, and I'm 73 not a teenager!
I found it a great read and educational. (I kept 'googling' things and am going to try bread & butter pickles!) Well written, easy to read and the epilogue greatly appreciated. Well done, look for more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Party Line 26 Feb. 2015
By Judi T - Published on Amazon.com
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This is such a wonderfully written story of growing up in the bestest of times with tea l family values. LOVE Gerty....too bad all eavesdropping does not turn out with such wonderful results. Of course, Gerty had no idea the original havoc she put into play. Loved all the family interplay lesson s learned and all special memories shared. Most families lose those.
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