The author spins a tale that is both gripping and scary, you watch two brilliant people with talent work to distroy each other.
The children the jewels of their lives are ignored by both. They are so wrapped up in their relationship that they don't realize what they are doing to the children.
This was a story of child abuse, both physical and mental. How the children came out of the story with some shred of normalcy was amazing. I loved the book and would highy recommend it.
The book opened my eyes to so many things, yet the Media, and Polititains are very quiet about this issue.
The book was filled with statics and revelations about the drug war and the prison system, and how it contributes to homelessness and the fractured family.
It shows there is no effort to help make appropriate changes to the judicial system.
I was surprised that the Men and women we pay to judge the defendant who may see redeeming value has no right to change a sentence or provide mental care.
I would recommend the book to anyone who is a citizen of this country to see where our tax dollar is going.
I totaly got into the book, but it ended with out completeing what happened to the
characters,were the decisions made good for them.
Like the baby Ella who went home with her Aunt was this good for Ella. Was Hatties sacrifice the right sacrifice. The gay son where did his life go. the wealthy daughter who was a witness to chld molestation what happened to her and her brother.
why was Hattie so angry, who did she blame for the loss of the twins. Why did she just seem to ebb and flow with out any emotion other than anger.
Iloved the book as far as it went but it left to much out .
I enjoy the books for the comedy and the in your face to socieity.
Plus sometimes the food discriptions are just wonderful.
Also the characters seem real they are full of flaws and yet they continue to survive.
I enjoy the books. I like listening to the books because when I drive it takes my mind off the traffic and makes a dull humdrum drive light hearted.
The reader,it was the right tone for the book. Plus the writting the suspense as to wether the girl was real or a fantasy.
I like both the Husband, Jack and the Wife, Mabel they compleminted each other. You coud feel the love and respect they had for each other. Their neighbors made every thing real and understandable.
Her voice she read the story as though it was bedtime story. She was relaxed and sure of her self and the story.
To rename the book would take away the mystery and the fantasy of it. I liked that the Girl though real and human had that mystical quality about her. Other wise it would have been a story about pioneers in Alaska which is nice but it would not have had the fantasy quality.
I enjoyed the book so much that I have recommended it for my 15 year old granddaughter who is a reader like my self. It is a book we can share.
I loved the language of the book, the natural flow and the way it was a story, a love story about our relationship with our families and how this love can bring us to peace and healing.
The brother, who needed to forget his pain in order to help his sister, He needed to forgive Himself and raise himself to life to save her.
The opening scene giving you a mystery to make you want to read the book. Who were the men? Who was the man buried? Was it real?
when the brother came to get his sister from the Dr's house, and take her to the women in Lotus Georgia ,who he knew could save her.
The way we remember things. How we cope with life in order to survive. How even when we are given love we tend to be suspicious. But when we open up our hearts are filled.
This was a very exciting book , it put you in some crazy places one minute you have hope and the next minute those hopes are dashed. I was driving with tears in my eyes. I know there a cruel people in this world but I was also uplifted by the commpassion of the lawyer and the minister. I highly recommend this book
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