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Penny Rose had been alone her entire life, until she became pregnant with her only child. Soon, things changed in ways no one could have ever imagined. When Penny discovers that she will not live to see her son grow up, she must reach out to a world full of strangers to find the right person to raise him. At times heartbreaking, at times startling, and at times magical, Pe ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published February 29th 2016 by Aleteo Press
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Melissa
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review
Please find my official review of this beautifully crafted and well-written book at http://forums.onlinebookclub.org/view... ...more
Tamir A. Shaw
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Fear does not take bribes. It does not go away quietly.”-In All Things by Marta Curti
Warning: This book is heavy.
If you have had a perfect childhood; where you lived in relative calm and all of your dreams came true, then you need to read this book and get in touch with, an although fictionalized, stark version of reality. Perhaps you lived a childhood filled with drama and pain, then you too should read this book, within it contains just enough joy to restore hope to a ravaged spirit.
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Timothy J Bandy
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lovely

Not a real "zen" kind of guy. That said, the older I get (65), the more I see patterns and circles. Connections abound. This is an amazing first novel. I appreciate the seven years of effort.
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Ayesha
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In All Things is a beautifully written, sublime novel full of exceptional characters, language, imagery, and stories. As I read the book, I found myself in awe of the author's ability to develop such diverse characters, story lines, and images, they all kept me enthralled. It is a book you want to read a second time, just to make sure you caught all the tragic beauty that lies between the lines.

Martha Curti is an author with great talent, her novel shows her deep understanding and love of the n
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Poetry
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Before going into a full review, I’d like to add that this is a very heavy book metaphorically. Trigger Warning: It’s not for fragile hearted people as it showcases the sad, cruel side of the world (in a beautiful way, though); rapes, murders, abuses.

I did have an idea what to expect from this book and how philosophical it would be, so I did postpone reading it. I wasn’t ready for such book. But once I began reading it, I found myself so engrossed in it. Although it was way different than what I
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J Aislynn d'Merricksson
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***This book was reviewed for Online Book Club***

Curti's In All Things is a beautiful testament to the interconnectedness of life, and how the vagaries of life are not as random as we think. The narrative jumps between three different perspectives, in a nesting fashion. At first, the jump in perspective is disconcerting, as it is left to the reader to suss out the speakers. It is but a momentary confusion though, and later jumps are expected and flow smooth.

This is, above all, the story of a wom
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Heidi
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
"In all things there is beauty." A beautiful line to describe the beautifully, heart-wrenching novel by Marta Curti, In All Things. A definite 5-star rated book!

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Maggie Stancu
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Note: I exchanged a free copy of this novel from Online Book Club in exchange for an honest review. I rate this book a solid 4.5/5 stars, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! Check out my full review on my blog, here: https://fictionsmistress.wordpress.co... ...more
Sherilyn
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful, moving and incredibly sad book. Sad but also uplifting and full of hope. The avian theme running through it is a lovely touch and obviously reflects the author's love of birds. A wonderful first novel. ...more
Nicole Garnet
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Before I get into reviewing the book, I would like to thank Marta Curti for sending me the pdf of your book.
In all Things, spoke not just to the heart of me but my soul. Well written and very well thought off. I don't want to add any spoilers, therefore, all I would like to say is I wish I got my hands on a copy of the book.
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Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
I have mixed feelings about In All Things. Because I admit that I might be the wrong reader for this type of book, I don’t want to judge it too harshly. Reviews on Goodreads are all positive, which makes me think that the problem is me. I prefer books with action, clear objectives for the characters, and easily distinguishable themes and elements.

I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading In All Things. Therefore, I am going to give this book a B (4 stars), despite being really a 1 or 2 star
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Aguedalandia
Apr 18, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5

Penny is an adopted child who suffers from loneliness and physical abuse through her life. Without family or friends, she grows insecure and craving love. All grown up she decides to have a child, and not only will she have someone to love, but this baby will connect her with the world, her past and will give her purpose.

I love sad books, I find so much love and soul into these kinds of stories. I also love plot were dead is more meaningful the same with living. If you love sand books and ex
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Marta grew up in Los Angeles, California and has been writing from a very young age. She loves to travel, practice yoga and spend time in the outdoors. She currently works as a raptor biologist for a non-profit conservation organization. She is also co-owner of a eco-tourism/birding company called Whitehawk Birding and Conservation https://www.whitehawkbirding.com/

She is the author of one novel, a
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“In all things there is beauty. In the glint of dew clinging to the strands of a spider’s web; in the way the setting sun winks off shards of broken glass; in the rainbow forming in the soap suds in a sink full of dirty dishes; in a blade of grass which manages to force its way, with patience and time, through the all too willing grasp of sidewalk cement. It is in the faded brown of leaves, turning, twisting against their fate, as they fall to the ground, light and dry as brittle bones, and in the bare, thin-tipped branches, denuded by a change in season. It is in the way a stranger’s laughter cradles you if you let it. It is in the intricate scars of a lover’s back and in our upturned eyes when we ask for forgiveness.” 0 likes
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