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A Great Read by a Great Writer!,
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This review is from: The Man Who Left (Kindle Edition)The Man Who Left, the companion piece to Theresa Weir's memoir The Orchard, stands on its own as a brilliant and emotional read. There's no need to have already read The Orchard , though if you haven't you might want to treat yourself. In The Man Who Left, Weir delves once again into her harsh past with amazing insight and emotion. It seems odd to say that a book about child abuse, shattered families, and caring for a parent with Alzheimer's - the same parent who tore your world to shreds decades earlier - is inspiring, but the Man Who Left is not a tragic read. It is a perfect summation of the triumph of spirit and the power of good over evil. Theresa Weir has not only survived, but soars victoriously above the maddening crowd. I had hoped I would like this book as much as I loved The Orchard. I think I may love it even more. Reading it, I felt like I was living Theresa Weir's life along with her. And when she triumphed over evil, I felt like I had as well. That to me, the ability to share your heart and soul with the reader, is the mark of a great memoir.