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Ghostbread 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 1970s.One 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 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 Better.Along 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 That Keep Children, Girls In Particular, Trapped In The Cycle Of Poverty.Larger 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.

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Ghostbread
  • Sonja Livingston
  • English
  • 25 November 2018
  • 0820336874

    10 thoughts on “[Download] ✤ Ghostbread Author Sonja Livingston – Diclofenac16.us


  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 family members, and turns an observant child s eye on the hard times For Writing about a deprived childhood is tricky Too stoic, and the...


  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 of growing up during the 1970 s in the Rochester, NY area Living with her single mother and siblings, life was tough The family was poverty stricken and times were hard There was always church in Sonja s lifea bright spot for her to meet friends and neighbors It took me back to a time when you knew everyone on your block, all of the neighborhood 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 of growing up during the 1970 s in the Rochester, NY area Living with her single mother and siblings, life was tough The family was poverty stricken and times were hard There was always church in Sonja s life...


  3. says:

    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 ...


  4. says:

    This book tells with eloquent 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 thereal the stunning success of survival desp...


  5. 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 that simply blows me away Her style is clear and crisp straight to the point Yes, Ghostbread is non fiction, so you could say this is a memoir But it s also short stories a mechanism Livingston uses brilliantly to present her childhood And let me say now this is not a whining, self pitying attempt at catharsis Livingston s use of language is powerful and direct S 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 that simply blows me away Her style is clear and crisp straight to the point Yes, Ghostbread is non fiction, so you could say this is a memoir But it s also short stories a mechanism Livingston uses brilliantly to present her childhood And let me say now this is not a whining, self pitying attempt at catharsis Livingston s use of language is powerful and direct Speaking of her mother Sonja says, Her tales were rich in gook and detail Nothing was left out Except for fathers They were ghosts that folded themselves into the edges of her tales, vapors that floated in and out of delivery rooms, with us somehow, but never really showing themselves I love how the descriptive writing style is neither flowery nor overblown Livingston assembled Ghostbread chronologically, which makes sense in that it s helpful for the reader to understand the family history The author is the 5th ...


  6. 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 quickly The stories she has to tell are very interesting and telling of them truly brings everything to life in this book I could fully imagine the times, settings, feelings, and even aromas that would be in the air Sonja did an excellent job with her descriptions that every sense is described and Sonja Livingston wrote a very lyrical memoir of he...


  7. 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 stricken environment face, I wonder how anyone can develop the self motivation to make it out I can t really rate this book in the usual way did I love reading it No, honestly, it made me uncomfortable But sometimes being uncomfortable, and learning about life outside your own 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 stricken environment face, I wonder how anyone can develop the self motivation to make it out I can t really rate this book in the usual way did I love reading it No, honestly, it made me uncomfortable But sometimes being uncomfortable, and learning about life outside your own circ...


  8. 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, th...


  9. says:

    What an interesting format for a memoir it s almost a hybrid of poetry and literary nonfiction So far, I m rather loving it.This is the sort of memoir I will keep on my shelf, and return to for inspiration It s lovely.


  10. says:

    This book was simple, but it was moving Some times it is difficult to see that poverty is right where you live Or you know it is there but don t know anything about it or ignore it It was eye opening Our book club liked it.

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