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Let the Willows Weep #ourgoodlifebooklist

Let the Willows Weep by Sherry Parnell is a touching, dramatic and heartbreaking novel about Birddog and her family in the rural south. Birddog is a daddy's girl, who loves her fiercely back. That's a good thing, as she is her mother's "greatest disappointment." Birddog has two brothers, Denny who is her guardian and Caul, who torments her at every turn. When tragedy strikes, the family is unable to recover and falls apart.



The book is skillfully written, with the first and last chapters through the eyes of an adult Birddog. The rest is about Birddog and her coming-of-age story. Beautifully written, phrases come off as poetry, lyric and descriptive. The reader will come to love Birddog through the story, taking her side and wondering at the cruelty of a mother. Tears are shed, and Birddog's first love story will break your heart.

Let the Willows Weep is an emotional read, one that will question a mother's love, but that reminds us that everyone can change.

About the author:  Having spent her entire life captivated by books, Sherry Parnell remains struck by the idea that there are boundless experiences and worlds that exist with only the turn of a page. A professor, trainer, and writer, she lives with her husband and sons in the Pennsylvania countryside. She is an alumnus of Dickinson College and West Chester University. (Amazon)

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