Saturday, September 23, 2017

#MMBBR #Review #ImTheOneWhoGotAway by @AndreaJarrell ‏@BookSparks @shewritespress ‏@GoSparkPoint

As featured in the New York Times “Modern Love” column * a Redbook Magazine must-read * Rumpus, Hello Giggles, Bustle, and Southern Living magazine Fall book pick

Fugitives from a man as alluring as he is violent, Andrea Jarrell and her mother develop a powerful, unusual bond. Once grown, Jarrell thinks she’s put that chapter of her life behind her―until a woman she knows is murdered, and she suddenly sees that it’s her mother’s choices she’s been trying to escape all along. Without preaching or prescribing, I’m the One Who Got Away is a life-affirming story of having the courage to become both safe enough and vulnerable enough to love and be loved.

#FirstLine ~ Susannah was murdered just before Christmas but I didn't find out until after New Year's. 

This memoir is one not to be missed.  It was painful and powerful, honest ans raw.  It was hard to out down because Jarrell pulls the reader into the book, making them witness to the story.  This entrancement is done with beautiful prose and a pace that allows the reader to get lost in the pages.  A must read.

Andrea JarrellAndrea Jarrell’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other popular and literary publications. She earned her BA in literature at Scripps College and her MFA in creative writing and literature at Bennington College. A Los Angeles native, she currently lives in suburban Washington, D.C.


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