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I'll Fly Away by Wally Lamb
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Jan 14, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: book-challenge-2012, kindle, library, women-s-studies, nonfiction
Read from January 09 to 14, 2012

Much like "Couldn't Keep It To Myself," this book really sheds light on the harsh life that prisoners face, both before and after incarceration. Most of these women come from backgrounds involving abuse, molestation, and poverty. In fact, in one section, all of the essays are about dolls, both real (i.e. Cabbage Patch) and figurative (the women themselves to the men in their lives). Don't read that section before bed.

That being said, there are also stories about stories of love and friendship, about making amends for the past, about coming clean and trying to live the best life possible. The book really is a mixture of emotions: passion, regret, hope, friendship, hopelessness, love, and sorrow.

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