Thursday, April 25, 2013

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2013 - W

For this year’s A-Z Challenge, I have chosen to
highlight authors and their books, that we, in our book club, have read, as a group, separately  or have been recommended by someone in our facebook, Book Club, ‘What to Read Next?’
There were several good reads by 'W' authors, but I had to make a choice.
So, 'W' is for White, Sue - Ten Thousand Truths


From Amazon:
A moving story of losing family but finding a new one. Thirteen-year-old Rachel is bad news, or so her foster care worker tells her. She's been shuttled from one rotten foster family to another ever since her mother and brother died in a car accident five years ago, and she's running out of options. So when she gets caught shoplifting and is kicked out of her latest home, the only place left to send her is the last resort for kids like her: a farm in the middle of nowhere run by a disfigured recluse named Amelia Walton, whom Rachel nicknames "Warty" because of the strange lumps covering her face and neck. Rachel settles into life at the farm, losing herself in her daily chores and Amelia's endless trivia, and trying to forget her past and the secret she's holding inside. But when a letter arrives for her out of the blue, Rachel soon realizes that you can't hide from your past-or your future.
We, at our real Monday Night Reading Group, were quite partial to this novel. For one thing the author Sue White, was the facilitator at our  meeting. We picked her brains for over 30 minutes about writing in general and she patiently answered all our questions before  we even got to discussing the great book.
We really liked the local setting to this novel and the way Rachel wound her way from being the 'rebellious kid' to getting inside your heart and mind and becoming someone to admire. It's a story about seeing past what is obvious on the surface to seeing what real love looks like.
If you'd like to check out or join our facebook, book club, please, select the link, What to Read Next?
Also considered and enjoyed:
Walls, Jeannette - Half Broke Horses, The Glass Castle
White, Sue - The Year Mrs. Montague Cried
Winnman, Sarah - When God Was a Rabbitt


  1. Replies
    1. It is only Sue Whit's second book and it really good story.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. What a great choice... I somehow thought you would have chosen Jeannette Wells. I really enjoyed meeting and talking with Sue White....Only 3 more letters to go!!

    1. I really did like the Jeannette Walls books, but Sue coming to facilitate our meeting put her over the top.

  3. Excellent choice Kathy, I loved this book and felt like I was a part of the story! It was super to actually meet the author, a rare treat for our reading group!

    1. It was a real treat to meet her and lean some of her writing wisdom.

  4. I'm so glad i checked out your post today. I was under the impression your blog was about something else! Enjoyed this review and am going to see about that book club as well.


    1. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the review. Normally my blog is about my photographs, but I did that last year and wanted to change things up a bit this year as well as to draw some attention to our on-line book club.


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