Although I read this book almost two weeks ago now, it still lingers in my imagination like a wonderful film or novel. Morrissey shows herself to be one of the greatest storytellers in Canada.
The novel is hauntingly honest and frank. The reader is taken into the past by lies and secrets that makes the story unforgettable.
Livvy is caught between a troubled past and her present, which seems to be worsening by the minute. Livvy is forced to pick apart the untruths told by her greedy, pride-filled father who always judged her to be a failure. Her Grandmother was greedy and this affected her deeply as well. She even aligned herself with her father, despite their mutual hatred for one another. There is much more to the story, but I don’t want to give it all away in this brief review. I encourage all readers to actually pick up a copy of Morrissey’s book and read it for themselves.
It is a story that will make you cry and will keep you turning those pages as you pour one cut of tea after another reading and rereading passages of this book.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth