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Hat keep children girls in particular trapped in the cycle of povertyLarger cultural experiences such as her love for Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew and her experiences with the Girl Scouts and Roman Catholicism inform this lyrical memoir Livingston firmly eschews sentimentality offering instead a meditation on what it means to hunger and showing that poverty can strengthen the spirit just as surely as it can grind it down. I heard Sonja read at AWP she was the non fiction winner and it was incredible Her story is stunning but it s the way that she tells it in tantalizing terrifying bites like some kind of sweet bookish torture that blew me away All that yearning and loss and beauty and horror all mixed up togethermmmmthe very best kind of writing Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya particular trapped in the cycle of Twisted povertyLarger cultural experiences such as her love for Wonder Woman and Nancy Drew and her experiences with the Girl Scouts and Roman Catholicism inform this lyrical memoir Livingston firmly eschews sentimentality offering instead a meditation on what it means to hunger and showing that The Exploration of the Male Anatomy poverty can strengthen the spirit just as surely as it can grind it down. I heard Sonja read at AWP she was the non fiction winner and it was incredible Her story is stunning but it s the way that she tells it in tantalizing terrifying bites like some kind of sweet bookish torture that blew me away All that yearning and loss and beauty and horror all mixed up togethermmmmthe very best kind of writing

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Ghostbread

A dead end urban neighborhood Livingston and her siblings follow their nonconformist mother from one ramshackle house to another on the perpetual search for something betterAlong the way the young Sonja observes the harsh realities her family encounters as well as small moments of transcendent beauty that somehow keep them going While struggling to make sense of her world Livingston perceives the stresses and patterns t. This book tells with elouent prose a tale of poverty neglect and somehow magic of childhood that brings the author to survival and ultimately success It s evocative where it needs to be and is told with a gentle touch that makes all the real the stunning success of survival despite crushing circumstances Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy perpetual search for something betterAlong the way the young Sonja observes the harsh realities her family encounters as well as small moments of transcendent beauty that somehow keep them going While struggling to make sense of her world Livingston Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya perceives the stresses and Twisted patterns t. This book tells with elouent The Exploration of the Male Anatomy prose a tale of

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“When you eat soup every night thoughts of bread get you through” Ghostbread makes real for us the shifting homes and unending hunger that shape the life of a girl growing up in poverty during the 1970sOne of seven children brought up by a single mother Sonja Livingston was raised in areas of western New York that remain relatively hidden from the rest of America From an old farming town to an Indian reservation to. Living in and through poverty intruigues me I often wonder how some of my students manage to care about what I teach when I know they are living through a hell I cannot imagine This woman s story is so poignant because she grew up in Rochester in a neighborhood I am familiar with and also attended the church where my kids were baptised Although I do not know her I find myself craving information about her and her family This is not fictionit is a memoir and I highly recommend it


10 thoughts on “Ghostbread

  1. says:

    Writing about a deprived childhood is tricky Too stoic and the reader fails to engage Too emotional and the reader smells self pity So the fact that Sonja Livingston is able to punch right through the shame and ache and hunger to the truth of such a childhood marks her as an emotionally smart and technically gifted writer Livingston is even handed in her depictions She celebrates the good times the strengths of her fa

  2. says:

    Memoirs are my favorite reads and Ghostbread is easily going to be added as a favorite Sonja Livingston pours her heart and soul into her story

  3. says:

    Living in and through poverty intruigues me I often wonder how some of my students manage to care about what I

  4. says:

    This book tells with elouent prose a tale of poverty neglect and somehow magic of childhood that brings the author to survival and ultimately success It's evocative where it needs to be and is told with a gentle touch that makes all the real the stunning success of survival despite crushing circumstances

  5. says:

    This book is so raw and real The writing is impressive and very beautiful I feel so inspired by this read and will certainly seek out the author's other books What a treasure to our city to have this author present and representing Rochester in her writing

  6. says:

    I'm not given to 5 star ratings easily They have to be earned and this young author Sonja Livingston has a way of writing

  7. says:

    Sonja Livingston wrote a very lyrical memoir of her childhood years in this book The style of the book has very short snippets of things that had happened in her life This made the book read very uickly The stories she has to tell

  8. says:

    This was a painful read at times Sonja Livingston's honest portrayal of living in poverty in the Rochester area was eye opening After reading about her life and the many challenges children growing up in a poverty

  9. says:

    I heard Sonja read at AWP she was the non fiction winner and it was incredible Her story is stunning but it's the way that she tells it in tantalizing terrifying bites like some kind of sweet bookish torture that blew me away All th

  10. says:

    What an interesting format for a memoir; it's almost a hybrid of poetry and literary nonfiction So far I'm rather loving itThis is the sort o

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