All the Forgivenesses

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • All the Forgivenesses
  • Elizabeth Hardinger
  • 24 October 2018
  • 149672044X

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All the Forgivenesses Set in Appalachia and the Midwest at the turn of the twentieth century, this exquisite debut novel paints an intimately rendered portrait of one resilient farm family s challenges and hard won triumphs helmed by an unforgettable heroineGrowing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen year old Albertina Bertie Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing What she doesn t know, but is forced to reckon with all too soon, is how to look after children as a mother should When Polly succumbs to a long illness, Bertie takes on responsibility for her four younger siblings and their dissolute, unreliable daddy Yet no matter how hard she tries to hold the family together, the task is overwhelming Nine year old Dacia, especially, is resentful and stubborn, hinting at secrets in their mama s life Finally, Bertie makes the only choice she can breaking up the family for its own survival, keeping the girls with her, sending the boys off to their grown brothers, long gone from home.Ever pragmatic, Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters, and eventually moves to the oil fields of Kansas But marriage alone cannot resolve the grief and guilt she carries over a long ago tragedy, or prepare her for the heartaches still to come Only by confronting wrenching truths can she open herself to joy and learn how to not only give, but receive, unfettered love.Inspired by stories told by the author s mother and aunts, All the Forgivenesses is as authentic as it is lyrical a captivating novel of family loyalty, redemption, and resilience. Best Download Books All the Forgivenesses Author Elizabeth Hardinger – passionbusiness.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “All the Forgivenesses

  1. Karen Kay says:

    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review This story is told by Bertie At 15, she is forced to take over full care of her younger siblings and the household Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters As time moves on, Bertie comes to better understand herself only by confronting wrenching truths She open herself to joy and learns how to not only give, but receive love.Great story, well told Spoken in language and vernacular of the time I received this from Netgalley.com for a review This story is told by Bertie At 15, she is forced to take over full care of her younger siblings and the household Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters As time moves on, Bertie comes to better understand herself only by confronting wrenching truths She...

  2. Aria says:

    Disclosure I received this book for free from GoodreadsI m undecided on stars to award as of yet, so I ll come back to that For most of this book, I was well into it while I was reading When I d put the book down here there mid read however, I found that I wasn t exactly itching to get back to it, nor did I find myself thinking about the story or characters while I was away from it That doesn t mean it was hard to pick back up though, once opened again, I easily read Disclosure I received this book for free from GoodreadsI m undecided on stars to award as of yet, so I ll come back to that For most of this book, I was well into it while I was reading When I d put the book down here there mid read however, I found that I wasn t exactly itching to get back to it, nor did I find myself thinking about the story or characters while I was away from it That doesn t mean it was hard to pick back up though, once opened again, I easily read for hours w o problem As such, I got through this book fairly quickly, without any real issues With a bit of distance post read, I can easily say that if you read enjoyed Gap Creek by Robert Morgan, this book should be up your alley Both MC s are d...

  3. A..... says:

    I received this book several weeks ago when I won it through Goodreads It is due to be published on 8 27 19 The story was inspired by the author s family It was concise, well written, and believable It was not a book you could skim through to glean the main plot of the story Every single wood was necessary and begged to be read The writing was rich with the vernacular of the region, which was set in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky The plot was simple It was the life of a young, poo I received this book several weeks ago when I won it through Goodreads It is due to be published on 8 27 19 The story was inspired by the author s family It was concise, well written, and believable It was not a book you could skim through to glean the main plot of the story Every single wood was necessary and begged to be read The writing was rich with the vernacular of the region, which was set in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky The plot was simple It was the life of a young, poor girl named Bertie It was the story of her difficult life growing up in an abusive home surrounded by several mentally unstable people Initially, hers was a life of great sadness and vast poverty But as she grew up, Bertie grew to be a strong, smart, capable women It was the story of the life of a woman any woman Life is dealing with the hand you are dealt and dealing with it to learn and grow as a person It shows the strength of women everywhere Women who are mother s, daughter, sisters, aunts...

  4. Grace says:

    Full disclosure I was given this book by the publisher in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.___________For me, this book was very slow and hard to get into It didn t catch my heart right away and I had to consciously spend time on it every evening I almost didn t finish it several times BUT I am so glad I did I loved the redemption twist that comes near the end I love the message that family knows they have each other s support no matter what happens I loved Sam His Full disclosure I was given this book by the publisher in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.___________For me, this book was very slow and hard to get into It didn t catch my heart right away and I had to consciously spend time on it every evening I almost didn t finish it several times BUT I am so glad I did I loved the redemption twist that comes near the end I love the message that family knows they have each other s support no matter what happens I loved Sam His patience and kindness and enthusiasm reminded me so much of my own husband I was endeared to him almost instantly And there was never a time when I didnt respect Bertie, even when she messed up she did so with the best of intentions and the only methods she knew how This was a book that will stick with me, even though it wasn t the kind of brain candy book that I can just burn right through.Side noteI live in the Flint Hills of Kansas and love it and love the prairie and I ...

  5. Toni says:

    DISCLOSURE All The Forgivenesses is an ARC received through a Good Read Give Away Thanks All The Forgivenesses is a simple book about simple people not expecting much out of life but liveing very complex lives Bertie is our young narrator, only 15 when her mother dies leaving the children and womens work to her Set in the early 1900s in Kentucky, Bertie ekes out a poor existence for her family with little help from a drunken father barely putting one foot in front of the other Bertie came f DISCLOSURE All The Forgivenesses is an ARC received through a Good Read Give Away Thanks All The Forgivenesses is a simple book about simple people not expecting much out of life but liveing very complex lives Bertie is our young narrator, only 15 when her mother dies leaving the children and womens work to her Set in the early 1900s in Kentucky, Bertie ekes out a poor existence for her family with little help from a drunken father barely putting one foot in front of the other Bertie came from nothing, chasing life, doing the best she could feeling like all her efforts were failures She suffers hardsh...

  6. Hazelj jones says:

    I totally loved this book Growing up in poverty where the adults are just mostly absent whether long absents of the irresponsible father or the overwhelmed sickly mother Albertina always seems to be constantly taking care of her four younger siblings.When her Mother dies and her father only drops in and out ,Bertie is left to try to manage her siblings as best she can.In time she comes to find the task too overwhelming Even though her 2 older brothers help as much as they can ,they are m I totally loved this book Growing up in poverty where the adults are just mostly absent whether long absents of the irresponsible father or the overwhelmed sickly mother Albertina always seems to be constantly taking care of her four younger siblings.When her Mother dies and her father only drops in and out ,Bertie is left to try to manage her siblings as best she can.In time she comes to find the task too overwhelming Even though her 2 older brothers help as much as they can ,they are mostly go...

  7. Ellen Gottesdiener says:

    This is a beautiful novel, rich with emotion Bertie s voice is true, real, and compelling throughout I was honored to receive an Author Review Copy of the book Each evening, I longed to dive back in this story and the lives that wrapped around me Elizabeth Hardinger has opened a window into lives past that I would not have otherwise imagined or related to, and am glad to have done so All the Forgivenesses is a book that will stay with you as you read it, and afterward, too It is a stunnin This is a beautiful novel, rich with emotion Bertie s voice is true, real, and compelling throughout I was honored to receive an Author Review Copy of the book Each evening, I longed to dive back in this story and the lives that wrapped around me Elizabeth Hardinger has opened a window into lives past that I would not have otherwise imagined or related to, and am glad to have done so All the Forgivenesses is a book that will stay with you as you r...

  8. Rachel Hunt says:

    As I read the last few words of this beautiful novel I am saddened by it being finished Choose to savor the language of All The Forgivenesses For its rich in unconditional love and grace I regret not having highlighted passages throughout the book but look forward to relishing it again and again.

  9. Carolyn says:

    A giveaway from Goodreads Many thanks I thoroughly enjoyed this book Bertie, the main character, was a strong young lady from appalachia From the death of her mother to an early marriage we followed Bertie to the midwest and a new life still caring for her siblings and yearning for her own...

  10. Lee Ann says:

    The story of Bertie draws you into her life from the first page and never lets you go It runs the gamet of emotions I hope there is going to be a sequel to this one Great debut novel for Elizabeth Hardinger.

  11. Lynda says:

    Lucky to read an ARC copy ,This story weaves though a young woman s Bertie life her family time place 1900 , Kentucky Midwest where childhood was short and responsibly was long.Maybe be my favorite recommendations for 2019.Thank you Elisabeth Hardinger

  12. Jessica says:

    I didn t like the writing style or most of the characters There was some cussing and the story was not a happy one or anything I felt drawn to keep reading.

  13. Kathleen says:

    From a period earlier than Walker Evans and the other depression photographers, but a story filled with the pain, and exhaustion of these photos but also resourcefulness, love and redemption.

  14. victoria says:

    Excellent book, very well written Enjoyed it a lot Highly recommend.

  15. Nancy Gibbon says:

    Will be looking forfrom this writer Loved it