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The Daughter's Walk is based on the true story of a mother and daughter's walk from Washington state to New York City in 1896. I loved the way the author intertwined factual people and events with her fictionalized account of what happened to Clara Etsby following her famous walk. This was a fun - and somewhat educational - read.
Book review: ‘Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity’…
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity’ by Andrew Solomon
As Alice is all too aware, her elder daughter Emma is prone to inexplicable fits of rage, her husband Howard distrusts her maternal competence, and Prairie Center's tight-knit suburban community shows no signs of warming to "those hippies who think they can run a farm." A loner by nature, Alice is torn between a yearning for solitude coupled with a deep need to be at the center of a perfect family.
In Sterling, New Hampshire, 17-year-old high school student Peter Houghton has endured years of verbal and physical abuse at the hands of classmates. His best friend, Josie Cormier, succumbed to peer pressure and now hangs out with the popular crowd that often instigates the harassment. One final incident of bullying sends Peter over the edge and leads him to commit an act of violence that forever changes the lives of Sterling’s residents.
'Songs of Willow Frost' by Jamie Ford - From Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, comes his much-anticipated second novel. Set against the backdrop of Depression-era Seattle, Songs of Willow Frost is a powerful tale of two souls—a boy with dreams for his future and a woman escaping her haunted past—both seeking love, hope, and forgiveness. Download a free ebook sample and give it a try! Don't forget to share it, too.
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck