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I have been reading a lot. My right shoulder often keeps me from sleeping, tv in the wee hours is, in my opinion, a waste, so I read. WonderWoman bought Teresa's book, as the author is related to WW's best friend, and we had read previews and reviews. The book is Wildflower, A tale of transcendence by Dr. Teresa Van Woy. I knew Teresa had had a rough life as a child but nothing could have prepared me for the actuality. See preview here, and a review here.
I have always noticed that children of parents with problems tend to either repeat the same pattern as they grow up, the child of a drinker, drinks, or, they make a decision very early on that they don't like what they see and make a decision to take another path. This young girl honed a strong spirit, against all odds, and not only survived the unbelievable, but thrived. It was the kind where you mentally revisit scenes as you go about your day.
I was already well into the Pulitzer Prize winner, All the Light We Cannot See, and stopped on page 375, so I could read WW's book and return it to her. My dear friend Denise, gave me this book for my birthday. She has a perfect record of picking books for me, and this was no exception. I am anxious to return and probably finish the last 150 pages tonight. It is another eye opening trek, and fascinating.
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