Set In Appalachia And The Midwest At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century, This Exquisite Debut Novel Paints An Intimately Rendered Portrait Of One Resilient Farm Family S Challenges And Hard Won Triumphs Helmed By An Unforgettable HeroineGrowing Up On Their Hardscrabble Farm In Rural Kentucky, Fifteen Year Old Albertina Bertie Winslow Has Learned A Lot From Her Mama, Polly She Knows How To Lance A Boil, Make A Pie Crust, Butcher A Pig, And Tend To Every Chore That Needs Doing What She Doesn T Know, But Is Forced To Reckon With All Too Soon, Is How To Look After Children As A Mother Should When Polly Succumbs To A Long Illness, Bertie Takes On Responsibility For Her Four Younger Siblings And Their Dissolute, Unreliable Daddy Yet No Matter How Hard She Tries To Hold The Family Together, The Task Is Overwhelming Nine Year Old Dacia, Especially, Is Resentful And Stubborn, Hinting At Secrets In Their Mama S Life Finally, Bertie Makes The Only Choice She Can Breaking Up The Family For Its Own Survival, Keeping The Girls With Her, Sending The Boys Off To Their Grown Brothers, Long Gone From HomeEver Pragmatic, Bertie Marries Young, Grateful To Find A Husband Willing To Take On The Care Of Her Sisters, And Eventually Moves To The Oil Fields Of Kansas But Marriage Alone Cannot Resolve The Grief And Guilt She Carries Over A Long Ago Tragedy, Or Prepare Her For The Heartaches Still To Come Only By Confronting Wrenching Truths Can She Open Herself To Joy And Learn How To Not Only Give, But Receive, Unfettered LoveInspired By Stories Told By The Author S Mother And Aunts, All The Forgivenesses Is As Authentic As It Is Lyrical A Captivating Novel Of Family Loyalty, Redemption, And Resilience
Elizabeth Hardinger grew up near Hutchinson, Kansas She now lives in Oregon with her husband, one cat, and an occasional grandchild All the Forgivenesses is her first novel.
- 368 pages
- All the Forgivenesses
- Elizabeth Hardinger
- 24 September 2019 Elizabeth Hardinger