The story takes us through Debbie’s introverted self as she talks about her life events and the many complicated situations that arise because of her need for quiet.
Eve embarks on a life-changing path that begins with her enrolling in a class taught by a transgendered professor while Brendan bumbles his way through campus life trying to maintain the ignorant status-quo he’s relied on thus far.
Daisy’s inner monologues are hilarious. Her commentary is spot-on for a kid that age (I can only assume!) and the plot development was quick and easy to follow.
This memoir is the sequel to Bowen’s first book ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’, which details the beginnings of his friendship with the special cat.
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The hardships of having a child in the NICU for so long are hard to imagine. The book is written by two amazing prize-winning journalists; needless to say, it’s a wonderful read.
Many authors write short stories sporadically over the years, so sometimes these collections are simply put out once the author has written enough to fill a book. ‘The Pain Tree’ is different because you can tell the stories are carefully curated to evoke particular emotions in the reader; personally, I felt wonderment at reading them.