Tag Archives: Poverty

God Bless the Child

An Invisible Thread: The true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and an unlikely meeting with destiny┬áby Laura Schroff is a “get your tissues ready” memoir about a soul connection which occurred between an eleven-year-old at risk … Continue reading

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Degrees of Separation

Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout is another gripping novel by an excellent writer. If you have read her previous novel My Name is Lucy Barton, you will certainly appreciate this continuation of the characters in that book. This story … Continue reading

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Unwelcome

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a fictional family saga about Koreans living in Japan during and after World War Two. It is almost 500 pages in length and took me weeks to read. The tale involves a young Korean … Continue reading

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Telling Truths

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout is a novel I will hold close to my heart for years to come. Long-listed for the Man Booker Award, this is a story about Lucy, a woman who recollects a time … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

All Over But the Shoutin’┬áby Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg is a five-star memoir which melted my heart like butter on a warm biscuit. Raised in poverty in rural Alabama, Rick recalls his life and rise to the pinnacle of … Continue reading

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