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possibly my favorite book of all time! narrated by 5-year-old jack, this haunting story of what a mother will do to protect her child in even the most unbearable circumstances is heartbreaking, frightening, and in the end, utterly uplifting. i've practically made this required reading for all my friends!
“She had learned, in her life, that time lived inside you. You are time, you breathe time... Now she held inside her a cacophony of times and lately it drowned out the world...she picked her way along the path, making way for the boy inside to run along before her. It could be hard to choose the time outside over the time within.”
Bestselling author Thrity Umrigar writes about friendship, family, and forgiveness in The Story Hour. In it, a psychologist named Maggie finds herself invested in a patient's story, inviting the young woman to live with her and beginning a complicated friendship that forces her to confront her own secrets. Out Aug. 19