Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Mighty Queens of Freeville

The Mighty Queens of Freeville
Amy Dickinson is best known for her “Ask Amy” advice column and weekly contribution to NPR. She can now add author to her resume, and her book, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, is one that all women should add to their reading list. The moving book tells the story of Amy’s life as a divorced single mom. As she travels with her daughter across the country, often finding herself back in Freeville, the small town where she grew up and her family still lives, she poetically recounts her tales of love, loss, and life with wit and eloquence. The story, ultimately, is not just about Amy, but about the woman in her life “who have led small lives of great consequence in a tiny place.” This book will honestly have you both laughing and crying, while reminding you that, often, the best place to be is at home.

Once I started reading I couldn't put this touching story down! I enjoyed every word. In this humorous memoir Amy is able to easily convey her love for her family. Through the narration of this story I was able to imagine her and it almost felt like she can was someone I knew in real life. We highly recommend this quick and easy read! It would make a great gift for the special women in your life.


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