Farcical play with a doctor who helps women with hysteria. He does not want his wife meeting his patients but she is in the thick of things as she meets his patients and their families. Everyone misunderstands what others are saying leading to some comical scenes. I enjoyed this play. It was fun and a quick read.
Tara was raised on an isolated farm in Idaho. There she was homeschooled on occasion by her mother. Her dad has issues and was working on living off the grid. He supported the family by scrapping and building contracting. Her mother was a midwife and essential oil/homeopathy healer. When Tara was 16 she decided she wanted to go to school. She was able to go to BYU but there were many gaps in her education that needed to be filled. She was fortunate that in her second-year roommates she found that help. She then went on to Cambridge and Harvard.
This book was a fascinating read, like watching a train wreak--you know you should not look but it is impossible to look away. How Tara and her siblings were raised was horrific. That none died is a miracle. I am glad that Tara and some of her siblings got out and found lives in the outside world. Their dad had mental illness and their mother had a traumatic brain injury. They should not have been raising these kids. I loved when her brother Tyler spoke up in support of Tara when she would not come back into the fold and her parents spread lies about her. I am glad that Tara, Tyler, Richard, and Tony supported each other. They were the ones who got out. The others who stayed had issues and I am afraid some of the problems will continue to go down to the next generations.
I am glad I read this but it is tough as she talks about what they went through physically and mentally. I applaud them. I congratulate them on making it.
Now knowing who the prince is, Cal and his band must find him before the others do. Stashing the kid in a safe place, Dredge tries to make a deal with Dorn but realizes Cal is the better option. Both sides find the prince and battle for him.
This was a good read. Cal has a lot of secrets he is hiding from Cat and, unfortunately, they are exposed. Cat becomes a pawn between the two groups. Betrayal rears its ugly head. Lives will change but how. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Cannot wait to read the next book.
|I found this book fascinating. While telling of her childhood in and out of Czechoslovakia during WWII, Madeleine Albright also gives a history of Czechoslovakia as well as the politics that were occurring during the war. This is the first time I have been given a political history of what is happening in eastern Europe. She explains it very well. I could understand her. I liked how she explained the questions that arose from the politics and answered the question with what happened and what would have made the decisions better. Sometimes she just explained why they did what they did. I liked the humor that popped up from time to time as she explained what was going on or as she spoke of the personalities involved. I liked the personal details from her childhood, growing up after 1948, and finding her family's story. Well done and worth the read. Her writing reads like a novel.|
The history of democracy starts this book off. It is dry at first. When Mrs. Roosevelt then goes into her idea of democracy and Christianity it gets much better. I like how she corresponds how if we are living a truly Christian life we will think of the greater good of the community instead of the individual then democracy will happen because democracy is for the greater good of the community. Democracy is where equality exists or at least a level playing field exists. Differences in lifestyles will still exist because of people's skills, talents, and abilities but everyone has an equal chance in a democracy. I also liked how she states that we have a way to go still (and it is just as true today as in 1940) because we think more of the individual than the community. This is a book we all need. It is a timely today as it was 70+ years ago.