Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Traci's Story

Tracie’s Story: Book Review Tracie’s Story, by Marguerite Ashton, had absorbed me into the story straight from the beginning, and I had trouble tearing myself away from the book the whole way to the close. This is very a impressing narrative that is based on a real story of a woman brought up by an alcoholic single mother. As a child, Tracie courageously takes on the barrage of troubles, contempt and responsibilities of dealing with a helplessly intoxicated parent – but it leaves her emotionally marked. While driving under the influence, the careless mother imposes a lasting and open impairment on her child that serves as a never-ending reminder of her past. Every mirror, every pair of eyes reflects her abnormality and this becomes an agony for Tracie. As an adult, she battles with her inner ogres and the mind-numbing dependencies to both alcohol and her work. Marguerite Ashton applies a direct and simple writing style that enfolds the reader in Tracie’s world so profoundly that the real world fades away for a little while. The conclusion left me with a feeling that the book is not completed. Yet, because I was thinking about it for days, I would have to say the conclusion was rather effective. ISBN#: 1-4137-7386-9 Author: Marguerite Ashton Publisher: Publish America

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