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What do you do when your mother torches your dad's La-Z-Boy in the driveway?

Amy's weaving around Charlene has evolved into a pattern of verbal head-butting. Charlene, a Walmart valued shopper and devotee of gin on the rocks, has always been "Mother" not "Mom."

After her father's death and her discarded first love returns, can Amy navigate the chaos?

Yeah, gin on the rocks so
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Published 2012 by Lovely Pubs
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Alice
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
How does one find one's center? Learn to love? Grow up? BE a good mother? BE a loving wife? How does one love a mother "on the warpath"?

"Amy's Own" is a wild and crazy road trip of a novel by Kat Ward. In the ins and outs, back and forth of Charlene and Amy's often seemingly futile attempts to love and accept one another, there is an almost unbearable sadness. The author's humor and skill at storytelling moves us through this heart-wrenching adventure. It is a book filled with the chaos that so
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Meighan
Nov 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Amy's Own is a world unto itself that will become one with your own very shortly after starting it. I found myself ruminating over the characters and their predicaments and relationships over the course of my day... much as I would the actual characters of my own life. You will very quickly become attached to them, and to the story itself.

If you are looking for a soulful and sometimes heartbreaking, character driven read then Amy's Own will certainly not disappoint. Beautifully written and exper
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I am a native Connecticuter, but have lived in Southern California for over 20 years. It's December as I write this and I'm wearing a heavy sweater, a scarf, and the heat is on. My East Coast relatives would unabashedly laugh in my face.

I arrived on this coast when I was in my late 20s. While I was striving, agonizing, stalled, procrastinating, and trying really, really hard to finish my first man
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