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The Sometimes Daughter
by Sherri Wood Emmons | Women's Fiction
Registered by Aisling78 of Essex, Massachusetts USA on 8/14/2018
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Aisling78 from Essex, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8 out of 10

Book description: In this poignant and beautifully written novel, Sherri Wood Emmons, acclaimed author of Prayers and Lies, explores the complex bond between a daughter and her errant mother…

Judy Webster is born in a mud-splattered tent at Woodstock, just as Crosby, Stills, and Nash take the stage. Her mother, Cassie, is a beautiful, flawed flower-child who brings her little girl to anti-war protests and parties rather than enroll her in pre-school. But as Cassie’s husband, Kirk, gradually abandons ’60s ideals in favor of a steady home and a law degree, their once idyllic marriage crumbles.

Dragging Judy back from the Kentucky commune where Cassie has taken her, Kirk files for divorce and is awarded custody. When Cassie eventually moves to an ashram in India, Judy is grief-stricken. At school, she constructs lies to explain her unconventional home-life, trying desperately to fit in to the world her mother rejected.

Cassie calls and writes, occasionally entering Judy’s life just long enough to disrupt it. But little by little, Judy is growing up. As she grapples with her father’s remarriage and her own reckless urges, she encounters all the joy and heartbreak that goes with first love, first loss, sex, drugs, and self-discovery. And when Cassie comes home again, Judy, who has tried so long to find a place in her mother’s life, must finally decide what place Cassie claims in hers…


 


Journal Entry 2 by Aisling78 at Essex, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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"I was born at Woodstock." From the very first line, I was immediately pulled into this simultaneously heartbreaking AND heartwarming story of a young girl, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes Webster, as she yearned for love, attention, and stability from her erratic, absent mother Cassie. As Judy grows up and struggles to navigate her tenuous relationship with Cassie, the effects of Cassie's parental abandonment has effects on the choices Judy makes as a teenager.

This was a beautiful, sad, yet ultimately hopeful story about mother-daughter relationships, friendships, finding oneself, understanding, and forgiveness.

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Journal Entry 3 by Aisling78 at Belcher Street Little Free Library in Essex, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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