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Evie: An Autobiography ~ Geneva Lemon

January 3, 2019

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Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457566783

86 pages

Source: Netgalley

I don’t read a lot of memoirs so I didn’t know what to expect from Evie.

What I found turned out to be a raw, honest, heartbreaking piece of identity from a woman who took myriad, messy pieces life handed to her, weaving them into a tapestry of strength and self love.

Though it’s a tough read in parts (as most personal stories are), it was well worth the read. My social worker heart was fluttering from beginning to end, thanks to the books volley from domestic violence to racism to self-discovery.

Geneva Lemon has a clear cut and succinct way of writing the most horrible and most beautiful moments, turning pain and loss into art.

I’m honestly surprised that the book, itself, was so short as there is quite a full life tucked into its pages.

I live my life, personally and professionally, listening to the hardest parts of people’s stories. There is something healing for both the teller and the listener, when the tough stuff is shared. This book was no different and I’m grateful for that.

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