A beautiful and heart gripping story. Oprah's book club.
I hate to give up on this highly acclaimed book, but I also hate to see it sitting on my shelf. So I just have to say that for now, I find it way too emotionally draining. If anyone has any words of encouragement I may pick it back up sometime down the road....Continua
My copy of this was one of those books that fills up the back cover with reviews, so you don't get a plot synopsis. Perhaps if I'd known what it was about I'd have been less likely to read it, though, and since I found it interesting-albeit a bit disturbing-, that would have been a shame. It's basically the story of a totally normal family that get blown apart when the mother is falsely accused of sexually abusing children at the school where she works. If that puts you off, think of overcoming awful life events, think of descriptions of semi-farm life, think of seeing how strong people can be when they have to be. That just about made up for the gruesome parts for me....Continua