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A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
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Sep 19, 2011

it was amazing
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Read on September 13, 2011

Very difficult to read, in terms of knowing that these events really happened, but a riveting book. Read the entire book in one afternoon, and it's rare for me to say that I started something and didn't want to interrupt it at all till I was done. Jaycee's resilience is amazing, and it's nice to know that she's putting her life back together.
This also was fortuitous timing that this was on the express-read shelf at the library -- for book club this month, since it was very short notice, I chose "Room" by Emma Donaghue which I read a few months ago. That book also was a tough to read/can't put it down book about kidnaping/childbirth/ raising that child while in captivity -- but told from the perspective of the 5 year old boy. Getting the mother's perspective (Jaycee) really helps complete the perspective. Jaycee reveals very few details about her daughters, so in Room, even though it is fiction, provides a tiny glimpse of what they might have gone through.

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