#BookReview Atlas Girl by @emily_wierenga #Non-fiction #Memoir

Sherri Wilson Johnson

Raw and Honest

wierenga_AtlasGirl_Mech-800x1232Atlas Girl – Finding Home in the Last Place I Thought to Look by Emily T. Wierenga is the first memoir I’ve read in years, and I didn’t quite know what to expect at first. Emily writes in an organized manner with chapter headings and well-known quotes that give you an idea of what’s coming. I found myself relating to Emily, who is a pastor’s daughter and who’s caring for her mother with brain cancer. My father was a pastor, so I could understand Emily’s pain of feeling like his best was sometimes saved for the church people, and that the family, at times, had to go along with his latest ministry strategy. My mother often felt the isolation and loneliness that her mother felt. My father also had brain tumors, like her mother, and I spent a great deal of time caring for him until his…

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