Friday, May 6, 2011

Book Giveaway and Review The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson


Book Review and Giveaway : The Year we Left Home by Jean thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 325


This is a powerful story of an Iowan family during the final decades of the 20th century. It traces their lives during these tumultous times as they leave home to pursue lives of their own.
The Erickson's children ,Anita, the eldest daughter, Blake, Ryan and Torrie, the youngest daughter, all have different paths and differences awaiting them.Unfortunately Torrie doesn't get to leave due to an unfortunate situation that befalls her. Their family has many faults and it seems like they are not as close as they should be. Each share setbacks, prosperity, and triumphs as the years go by.Alcohol addiction and divorce awaits them. This was a fast moving book and it was richly told.

All in all- It really expresses the pursuit of happiness, even with major set backs. It is a good read.

TO ENTER TO WIN A HARD COVER COPY OF THE BOOK, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT.

GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY13th at 11:59 pm eastern

Congratulations to our winner: Krystal!

10 comments:

  1. Reads like a true, blue American family.

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  6. It really does sound like it's going to be a moving story.
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