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Crooked Little Heart by Anne Lamott
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Jun 30, 2011

really liked it
Read in June, 2011

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I knew about Anne Lamott long before I picked up this book, but never felt compelled to read her work. Now I do. I really enjoyed this study of a "garage sale family" as the thirteen year old put it. She really gets kids, and I'm looking forward to reading her book about her first year with her son. Awful things happen to the characters in this book, but they're already over and done with by the time the book starts (except for one death of an older friend), which makes it so much easier. I hate that feeling of impending doom. This book has some threats of darkness, but so nice when the author chooses not to deliver choosing decency over darkness for once. I also really like the theme of how terrible secrets can eat away at and consume us casting a shadow over what might be an otherwise decent life.

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