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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of the most extraordinary memoirs I have read. It combines the stories of two young women to become a powerful and inspirational experience for their son / grandson. Tami Urbanek's honest writing keeps the memoir real and focused on healing for herself and for the reader.
This is the first time I have read a 'dual' memoir if you will as Tami Urbanek first shares her experience and then her daughter's. Despite the challenges she faced, she struggled to be a role model for her daughter and this made me cry. Physical hardship is one thing but when you are faced with emotional heartbreak and no one to turn to, you are forced to grow up.
In the long run, it is Conor who is affected by these events in their lives which I think is what motherhood / parenting means, the ability to give up what you want for the needs of someone you love. The strengthening relationship between mother and daughter is a joy to read and experience.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads UK Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation for my book review. This book review is based on my thoughts, opinion and understanding of the book. This book review does not reflect the opinion of other book club members.
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