Up From The Blue by Susan Henderson - 336 pages
Tillie Harris's life is in disarray—her husband is away on business, the boxes in her new home aren't unpacked, and the telephone isn't even connected yet. Though she's not due for another month, sudden labor pains force Tillie to reach out to her estranged father for help, a choice that means facing the painful memories she's been running from since she was a little girl.
My Review: 4.0 stars
Wow, what a tender book that reads quickly. It's a fulfilling novel that takes place in my home town and the author captured the DC suburbs perfectly. The main character was so expressively written that I feel I could pick her up from school and know exactly who she is and what she needs. I loved how the author told this story in flash back style so we could see how and why the main character is the way she is. Her mother’s depression affected her deeply and we once again learn that depression is a disease that in the 1970’s was still very much misunderstood. Tags: Fiction, 2010, Coming Of Age
Labels: 2010, Coming Of Age, Fiction