As you may know, I'm focusing on the work of fellow memoirists and today I am reviewing Grace Peterson's riveting memoir, Reaching. The product of a dysfunctional family, she refers to her parents only as "the mother" and "the father," clearly letting readers know how distant and disinterested they were in her and her siblings as well. Traumatized by moves, bullying by schoolmates and the tragic death of her best friend, she struggles to find her place in the world. Convinced that she is possessed by a demon or is perhaps a demon herself, she turns to a "healer" who is anything but. Yet she manages to find love, raise four children and finally extricate herself from the healer's power. Through courage and therapy she pulls herself together and invites the reader to share her journey. I give this book 5 stars It's available on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble.
I'm the mother of three, grandmother of two, slave of two demanding cats. I've been a widow for four years and have taught resource courses for widows and widowers. I've written romance novels. See my website at www.eclectics.com/ lornamichaels. Currently I'm working on a memoir titled Stumbing Through the Dark.
More about me: Born in Austin, TX
Favorite color: purple
Favorite song: The Wind Beneath My Wings (hear it as you read this blog)
Like to: read, cook, travel (last big trip was to Spain) write, learn new things.
Hate to: exercise