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Catherine Adel West

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Verk av Catherine Adel West

Saving Ruby King (2020) 137 exemplar
The Two Lives of Sara (2022) 85 exemplar

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Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar


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I don't have the words... Heartbreaking and beautiful
decaturmamaof2 | 2 andra recensioner | Nov 22, 2023 |
Check triggers on this as this does cover many difficult topics.

This was a little all over the place at first. I had to piece together who was who and what storyline went with who. Each story caught my attention though so I kept reading this one.

It was also a little slow at times with all the switching.
SimplyKelina | 10 andra recensioner | Jul 1, 2023 |
Sara is a new mother finding her way in life. She is living with Mama Sugar at her boarding house in Memphis. But, Sara soon learns she cannot out run her past and secrets really never stay hidden.

Sara and Mama Sugar are two fabulous characters and each are so different. I love Mama Sugar’s wisdom. And…Mama Sugar is not to be messed with! Sara, you just make her mad one time! So, you can just imagine these two together are forces to be reckoned with!

The setting of Memphis in the 60s is spot on. I knew exactly some of the streets and areas she mentioned in the book. Felt like I was right at home!

I love this author’s prose! She has some wonderful sayings that resonate with any reader. I adored her first book, Saving Ruby King. I fought hard to get a signed copy of that book! Now, that being said, this book is very good but it just has a few dead places in it. I wanted it to move much faster than it did.

Need a good read with relatable characters…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.
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fredreeca | 2 andra recensioner | Sep 6, 2022 |
I received an advance copy of this book. Thank you.

I have not read any other books by Catherine Adel West, but plan to. This book was very moving, in fact quite a roller coaster for my emotions. I found the beginning a little slow, but at the same time, I marveled at the community, no really family, that Sara came to know. What brought Sara to Memphis, wasn't immediately obvious, but I had an idea. Sara was guarded, protective and downright hostile in the beginning, and watching her blossom and flourish was wonderful. But life is never easy or fair, and we find that out. At times, I had a really hard time with Sara as a character. She was surrounded by so much love, her anger frustrated me, putting myself in her shoes wasn't easy. She is a very strong and stubborn woman. I don't know if there will be a sequel, but Sara's story could definitely continue.… (mer)
cjyap1 | 2 andra recensioner | Jun 25, 2022 |



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