BookSparks is putting a spring in your step for this season’s April Showers Blog Tour! Join me in reading, reviewing, and sharing five handpicked, buzz-worthy books! The Third book is Parting Gifts by Katrina Anne Willis.
About The Book:
Broken by their unorthodox Midwestern childhood, sisters Catherine, Anne, and Jessica Mathers search for love, acceptance, and worth - often in the most unlikely places. Catherine, the oldest of the Mathers sisters, is an English professor battling breast cancer with Cytoxan, red wine, and profanity. Anne is a wife and stay-at-home mother of two, struggling to make ends meet in a suburban existence that both suffocates and confounds her. Jessica, the youngest by ten years and estranged - by choice - from her family, is an exotic dancer who feels safer on stage than in a relationship. But when the sisters are faced with an incomprehensible loss, they are forced to reevaluate themselves, their damaged bonds, and their fragile future. Parting Gifts illuminates one highly dysfunctional family’s tentative, desperate crawl toward a life of meaning and worth.
This is an excellent book on the dynamics of family, especially of the sisterhood variety. This reminds me of my sisters and our relationships. An amazing read! I was hooked from page one!
About The Author:
Katrina Anne Willis, 2011 Midwest Writers Fellow and 2015 BlogHer Voice of the Year, is an author, blogger, and essayist. An Indianapolis Listen to Your Mother participant and contributor to Mamalode magazine, her work has been anthologized in Nothing but the Truth So Help Me God: 73 Women On Life’s Transitions and My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. She was awarded the 2014 Parenting Media Association’s Gold Medal Blogger Award for her work with Indy’s Child magazine. Willis lives in Northwest Ohio with the love of her life, Chris, and her four fabulous teenagers, Sam, Gus, Mary Claire, and George.