November 17, 2016

Disappear Home by @HurwitzLaura @AlbertWhitman #BookReview #Giveaway

In 1970, as the hippie movement is losing its innocence, Shoshanna and her six-year-old sister, Mara, escape from Sweet Earth Farm, a declining commune, run by their tyrannical and abusive father, Adam. Their mother, Ella, takes them to San Francisco, where they meet one of her old friends, Judy, and the four of them decide to head off and try to make a life together. Finding a safe haven at the farm of kind, elderly Avery Elliot, the four of them find some measure of peace and stability. Then their mother's crippling depression returns. Confused and paranoid, Ella is convinced that she and the girls must leave before Adam finds them and extracts revenge. The girls don't wish to leave the only stable home they've ever had. But as Ella grows worse and worse, events conspire to leave them to face a choice they never could have imagined. Shoshanna has always watched over her sister and once again she has to watch over her ailing mother. Will she ever live a "normal" life?

Laura Hurwitz is a graduate of Yale University. She is the author of six travel-essay books, including Simply Nantucket, MalaMala: Pathway to an African Eden, Cayman, and Holmespun. She is coauthor of the award-winning children’s eco-adventure series, Adventures of Riley, and maintains a popular blog, Lolliblog. Disappear Home is her first novel. Laura lives with her husband, Sam, and on occasion, some number of her six adult children in Connecticut.

In this book we follow Shoshanna, her mother, and her sister. They just escaped from their abusive father and other hippies. They all flee to San Francisco to start a new life in the nearby county side where they meet their friend, Judy. The writing in this book is simple and easy to follow while allowing the story to develop and descriptive enough to give you a real sense of all of the details about that the plot has to offer. 

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Shoshanna, her mother, and her sister escape from their abusive father and flee to San Francisco to make a new life in the nearby country side. 
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This book contains abuse, is told in a third person POV, 

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