I’m not usually one that likes book that hop from present to past, but I did like this one. It’s the story of a slave and her attempt to escape, and attorney who is struggling with her relationship with her father. It’s an easy read but very well written.
I really really liked this book. It’s another one of my string of “struggling out of an intense childhood” books-a memoir. A family split up in as many ways as possible-father leaving, grandparents (really step-grandmother raising her), mother unable to be in her life, and many siblings that had been put up for adoption as infants. It is heart-wrenching but what is always amazing to me is how these children who grow up neglected, hungry, sometimes abused, really rarely know no different-and how that usually ends up helping them survive, but also comes back to haunt them when they discover it wasn’t all ok. And almost always, they want their family-they want it to work, to find a way to not be torn from what they know. It’s so much to think about.
I loved this book-another memoir. Cea is raised by a “hippy” teen mother and grandparents that are honestly, just crazy. The drugs, the free love (there are parts of what she witnesses as a child that are very graphic-just a warning), and the most extreme lifestyle (living in a teepee in the middle of nowhere for most of her childhood), and she survives this from an infant until she can make an escape as a young teen. Finding her way and sometimes failing as an adult-it all caught up with her eventually emotionally-and her way back to understanding and forgiveness and making sense out of it all-it’s an incredible story. And a very well written, very truth-telling raw, book. I couldn’t put it down. I will really never forget this story.
Thank you again for all your book suggestions last “book post”. I have a list a mile long that makes me very happy!