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Imes surprisingly ways Life is honestly portrayed in this book at times poignant and other times heartbreaking I found this read enthralling and it stayed with me Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein long after I finished theast pageAlthough for adults high school students will easily relate and enjoy this haunting story You know that feeling that you get when you first
start reading a book and you uickly fall in ove with the main character You hang on to their every word reading a book and you uickly fall in ove with the main character You hang on to their every word feel the same emotions that they are feeling That s how it was between me and Bethany Wylie Bethany and her parents and her three sisters spent every summer on the Coal River in West Virginia Her parents were born and raised there so they had numerous aunts uncles and cousins to visit with Bethany formed a special bond with one of her cousins when she was seven years old Reana Mae was six and they became sisters and soul mates What transpires over the next decade between the two of them ranges from poetic to painfulunimaginable and unbelievable They almost become enemies Their friendship bond struggles to hold strong as well as their families struggle to remain in control and keep things together I was in Wendy s yesterday eating a salad while reading this book and my mouth The Professional Victims Handbook literally dropped open during one chapter Iost a Nightmares Angels littleettuce and blue cheese but I tell you it was well worth itPrayers and Lies made me augh cry and yearn to crawl into the pages to be with Bethany and Reana Mae to hug them and tell them that everything will be okaySherri Wood Emmons has written a Reana Mae to hug them and tell them that everything will be okaySherri Wood Emmons has written a coming of age novel that has now earned a spot in my favorite Top Ten Reads ever I certainly hope that she is working on her next novelI l be waiting for it. Auty of the valley these secrets are coming to Las alas de la mariposa light atast with a force devastating enough to shatter Whence the Black Irish of Jamaica? lives faith and the bond that Bethany once thought wouldast forever Spanning four decades Sherri Wood Emmons' debut is a haunting captivating novel about the unexpected sometimes shocking events that thrust us into adulthood and the connections that keep us tethered always to our past. When Bethany meets her cousin Reana Mae it s the beginning of a friendship that will Rich Men, Single Women last forever Every summer Bethany and her familyeave Indianapolis for West Virginia s Coal River Valley These trips remind Bethany s mother of the coal mines and grinding poverty of her childhood But because of their relatives and Bethany s friendship with Reana Mae they keep coming back As Bethany grows older she Twice Retired learns thatife in this small town isn t as simple as she once thought The secrets of this Ten Twentieth-Century Poets little town are coming out and shatteringives faith and a bond Bethany Thought She Would thought she would have The uality of this book is great Its not written in modern talk The author writes the book in the way that these people talked back then Also each chapter seems to be just another short story that all seem to come together in the end Everything in this story is so real Some stories that are written you can tell that certain parts are made up but not this story The author makes you feel In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) like you are thereike you are Period Power living in that exact moment The theme of this book to me is a coming of age book It shows how Bethany grows up and acts in a totally different way than Reana Mae as she grows up They grow up in two differentives and that effects them as a person a Biblical Standard for Evangelists lot Even though they were such great friends when they were younger they are so different now as they are older This book captivated mealmostike a car wreck
though as the plot and characters were emotionally raw There was no sugar coating what was happening in their ives I as the plot and characters were emotionally raw There was no sugar coating what was happening in their ives
the book extremely well written and developed to the point that it amazes me this was a first time author My complaints I needed a geneology chart. When seven year old Bethany meets her six year old cousin Reana Mae it's the beginning of a kinship of misfits that saves both from a bone deep Jesus Calling loneliness Every summer Bethany and her familyeave Indianapolis for West Virginia's Coal River Valley For Bethany's mother the trips are a reminder of the coalmines and grinding poverty of her childhood of a place she'd hoped to escape But heri the book
Free read Prayers and LiesTo remember who was related to who and how I also was very upset that the abuses were accepted by the families and characterized as normal to a degree Why wasn t anyone punished Disturbing how the sexual abuse of a minor was considered a relationship The bad blood
psychological issues were well written especially in the character of Tracey you could feel this young women sissues were well written especially in the character of Tracey you could feel this young women s in every rage episode and hate filled speech However at some point I just wish the parents would have realized how Tracy also ruined everyone else s ife and stepped indenying or placating the behavior associated with a mental illness didn t seem to help anyone in the end I also felt that the epilogue missed out on resolving the fates of Jolene and Caleb An appropriate thought provoking title for this book about acceptance and forgiveness a remarkable story of ove friendship being a teenager the compelling love friendship being a teenager the compelling to be wanted and needed ies secrets and the dichotomy of pain and joy Bethany and her cousin Reana Mae draw you in to their The Quiet Front lives growing up in the Coal River valley of West Virginia When Bethany begins to realize familial dark secrets her world begins to change and she wrestles with integrityoyalty and devotion Bethany who Beading on a Loom lives in Indiana spends every summer with her family at their cottage in West Virginia There she enjoys theazy ifestyle with her cousin Reana Mae In the winters they write back and forth sharing the angst of adolescence But one summer things are altered and difficult for her to understand Even though her heart tells her not to she swears to keep a secret that begins to unravel many different ives Tracey her older sister taunts and torments them both in cruel and at Oving relatives and Bethany's friendship with Reana Mae keep them coming back But as Bethany grows older she realizes that Introduction to Modern Information Retrieval life in this small close knit community is not as simple as she once thoughtthat the riverside cabins that hold so much of her family's history also teem with scandalous whispersand that those closest to her harbor unimaginable secrets Amid the dense woods and uiet be.