By T H Waters
Publisher: Verefor Publishing Company LLC
Released: October 14, 2010
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Literary
Ghellow Road is a literary diary of a young girl's journey through the tangled labyrinth that is her life. Theresa's story begins in a large midwestern city where she is born to loving parents in 1965. For a brief moment in time, her life is full, as is her heart, and the world is hers to receive without consequence. As time passes and Theresa grows, supernatural forces begin to shape her existence, no matter how carefully her father colors the empty spaces of her world. After a series of tragic events, Theresa and her family seek refuge in a small Minnesota town nestled near the shores of Rainy Lake. She creates a new life for herself there, sharing adventures with friends and riding the ups and downs of adolescence. Yet through it all, her mother remains forever lost in the prison of her own mind and forever lost to Theresa. The young girl feels as though she is leading a double life, one that no one else could possibly understand. She begins to peer at the world as if looking through a thick, black veil, never certain which pieces are illusion and which are not. Through the kindness and support of the townspeople, She eventually summons the strength to survive. This is a story of tragedy and triumph. This is the story of my life.
Review: This is the story of Theresa, a young girl growing up in lower middle class America. The book follows her life as she struggles to over come many problems.
Her mother is mentally ill, and her father breaks under the strain of dealing with it all. Leaving poor Theresa and her brother to batter the storm. The book is heartbreaking. I felt so bad for little Theresa. At times wanting to pull her from the pages and just hold her. I loved that she rose above it all and had the strength to keep going. Slogging through all the emotional muck and mire to finally pull herself out.
I also feel that Ms Water's is a very brave woman to bare her soul and write such a personal book.