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Reading "Not Without My Sister"

Posted by CB on November 14, 2007 at 10:15:40

I put off ordering this book because I didn't want to get pissed off and worked up yet again about the injustices done to a generation. But a friend said, "You should read it anyway," so I took the plunge.

The book was out of stock, which means it took a few weeks to have my order filled. That's actually good news, because it means more people are ordering it than the book sellers originally anticipated. I hope the sisters make a small fortune in book sales.

First, it's a real page-turner. It's not all whips and chains--there are some happy memories, and that keeps the psychic wolves from howling in my head as I read. Second, I'm not getting angry, just very sad, but also encouraged by a story about resilience. Still, I couldn't sleep last night after reading the first several chapters. I know what it's like to feel trapped with nowhere to go, nowhere to turn, and no one to turn toward. I can't wait to read the stories of deliverance at the conclusion.

Seeing TF through the childhood memories of second generation adults is quite sobering. This book should be required reading for all FGAs.