A child cannot see or understand the depth of who their parents or stepparent are. Of course during the entire book I wondered how Jennifer could remember as much as she did. It was like a huge wallop of a punch to my stomach though.
Still Waters Anger is a poison ivy in the heart and if it grows unchecked, it covers all the soft spaces where you love and understand and feel joy.
Wrenching and unforgettable, Blackbird will carry your heart away. Clutching her pink trunk filled with secret treasures, the last relics of a lost childhood, twelve-year-old Jenny steps off a bus in Reno and straight into the wide-open future, where no path is certain except that of her own heart In this luminous and mature work, Lauck offers an unflinching account of the joys and pains of modern motherhood.
Jennifer learns how to swim but not in the correct fashion - she just swims to stay alive. Feb 24, Sandy rated it really liked it Memoirs by women are my favorite type of book to read.
I found myself thinking about being a parent and how incredibly difficult it is to raise children right. Show Me the Way Having lost both of her prents at an early age, Jennifer Lauck, acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow-up, Still Waters, has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to face the future as a mother herself.
Her story reminds you of your childhood and how vulnerable a child is to the harsh realities of life. To young Jenny, the house on Mary Street was home -- the place where she was loved, a blue-sky world of Barbies, Bewitched, and the Beatles. I kept thinking of their circumstances - how they moved away from their families to live in California - when in my mind, they should have remained where they were - in Carson - so they would have help.
The best I can do is to suggest that you read this book.
That she has managed to do so fills me with an admiration for which I cannot find words. A wonderful book and one that is going to stay with me over time.
That alone made me question how and why the father did not hire someone to take care of his wife. To do your best. She shows a remarkable resilience for suffering what she did. But true wisdom is in knowing when to let it go.
A Childhood Lost and Found.Having lost both of her prents at an early age, Jennifer Lauck, acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow-up, Still Waters, has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to face the future as a mother herself/5(5).
Jennifer Lauck is the New York Times Bestselling author of Blackbird and has written Still Waters, Show Me the Way and Found.
This call covers the question. With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the s and the truly extraordinary circumstances of a childhood lost/5.
The recent flap about James Frey’s A Million Little Pieces has hit the media with a big bang, bringing the age-old debate about what is acceptable when writing memoir–a “real” story.
Every time a memoir is released that gains media attention this debate is raised. Mary Karr, The Liar’s Club, Jennifer Lauck, Blackbird, and Vivian Gornick, Fierce Attachments, all defended their memoirs.
Jennifer Lauck is an award-winning journalist and the author of the memoirs Blackbird, a New York Times bestseller, and Still Waters. Before becoming a memoir writer, speaker, and teacher, she worked for eight years in television news for ABC affiliates from Montana to Oregon/5(48).
Book was a continuing series in her life story, I loved the first 2, Blackbird and Still Waters and read them over and over (unlike most books I get which I only read once)/5(21).Download