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"Pollio taps into the hardships of the rural South during the 1930s in this gripping, lyrical story about a young girl coming of age in a region full of prejudice and exploitation. Twelve-year-old Addie Mae and her informally adopted sister, Jenny, are thick as thieves on their unnamed country farmhouse. Mama watches over the two girls, who are constantly getting in trouble--sometimes of their own doing, but often the curious girls are unsuspecting bystanders to local tragedies. As Mama becomes more concerned with finding a husband, and Uncle Joe lazily drinks his days away on the farm, Addie begins to explore recent events of child kidnappings. In the prologue, Pollio explains how Addie's voice came to her after the death of her father, imploring the author to relay her story. Readers may find Pollio's explanation a bit eccentric, but the simple, affecting tale of Addie's life is engrossing. Religion, culture, and family blend together seamlessly in this haunting and refreshing story. Publisher's Weekly BookLife
From the Author
- File Size : 472 KB
- Publication Date : November 4, 2013
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 288 pages
- Publisher : SageHeart Media (November 4, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- ASIN : B00GH15WB8
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0989195325
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #725,418 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you enjoy reading books, then this one will speak to you. If you enjoy being captured by an engaging and, at times, troubling story, then this one will speak to you. If you want to understand how characters in a story can change lives (good and bad), then this one will be one to not miss. As you read this book, you will think about your own life story as well.
My guess is you will read this book in one sitting... because you will not want to put it down. Afterwards, "Trusting the Currents" will remain in your thoughts and soul. A good place for it to be.
The story flows beautifully and I found it easy to latch on to the characters. Each character is described in a fashion true to life, and easy to like, hate, or relate to.
I really enjoyed this read, and was satisfied with the ending.
I keep picking it up and rereading it as it lays waiting for me on my nightstand.
Top reviews from other countries
Would that we trusted the currents of others' understanding rather more generously than we do! Closeted only in the traditions that mothered each of us we risk becoming as dangerously small-minded and as poisoned as "Uncle Joe". Life's about giving ourselves, surrendering ourselves, to the great adventure of all that we don't know. So, in the course of a few day's retreat from the minutiae and the demands of English parochial life "I closed my eyes with her and let the wind have me".
Is Trusting the Currents about the author, or about her "Addie Mae", or about me? Well: I reckon it's about you, and the author, and about the "voice" of an Addie Mae, AND about me. Highly recommended. I'll look out for what others hear and see - and for Lynnda Pollio's next book.
It is described as 'a spiritual story'. Some spiritual fiction can come across as 'preachy'. Trusting the Currents is authentic. From start to finish, its many insights are revealed in a subtle way that feels natural and unforced. That, for me, is its beauty. I'll be recommending it to my friends. But I'll be hanging on to my own copy for a while yet!