Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ghellow Road by T.H. Waters A Book Review

"My Greatest Hope is to be a voice for all those out there who are fumbling through their own tangled labyrinth."
T.H. Waters

Ghellow Road : A Literary Diary of a Young Girl's Journey

Ghellow Roadis a story told by Theresa. She tells  of growing up with a mentally ill mom and a dad that tries to hold their small family together but eventually gives up. Her and her older brother are  sent to a foster home, aunt & uncles, friends, whoever will take them in while her mother is in the hospital.  Even though she  lives a life of turmoil, she manages to have friends and finds a job and tries to live a normal life.
This little girl goes through so much and you just wish you could wrap your arms around her and tell her everything's going to be alright but she still has hopes and dreams and doesn't her family situation get her down.
A sad story that keeps you wanting to turn the page to find out what's going to happen next and I highly recommend it! 

More about this book:

Based on a true story, 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.

For excerpts visit this website: Verefor Publishing Co.

About the Author:

I was raised in the state of Minnesota and currently reside in Minneapolis with my significant other and two loving kitty cats.  I have always been a life-long lover of the written word.  I love the magic of it, the mystique; I love the breadth of it and how it can fortify one’s spirit.  I didn’t grow up imagining that I would one day become an author.  In fact, I never even considered it until about 8 years ago when I received news that my brother had died suddenly.  He was only 39 years old.  It was one of the saddest days of my life.  Numb and in shock, I picked up a pen and some paper, sat down at my dining room table and, with tears streaming down my face, I wrote his eulogy.  A few more years would pass before my significant other encouraged me to take my passion for writing and use it to create my life’s story, Ghellow Road.  My book is written from the heart, and I hope it will move you in some way… All my best, T.H. Waters

*I'm so sorry to hear that your brother died! So sad after all that he's been through. Thank you Ms. Waters for the opportunity to read this amazing book. I will never forget it!


Suko said...

Natalie, this sounds like a very touching story. Nice review.

Teenage Bride said...

I love sotries that truyl speak to you. Sounds liek a great read natalie

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds like my kind of story...the heart-wrenching emotional journey is one that's familiar to me, but one which I never tire of....

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How sad. It's great that putting pen to paper has helped her heal.

vvb32 reads said...

stories like these are amazing. they show how inner strength and will people have are enough to survive experiences such as these.