Readers will be thrilled and at times chilled by this up-close view of the sacrifice, guts, and skill displayed on an everyday basis by volunteer firefighters who perform their duties with no thought of recognition or reward.
A vivid portrayal of someone desperately stumbling in the dark desperately fumbling for a match to show the way out despair and hopelessness, and, then after a lot of bumps and scrapes, finally finding what he was seeking--happiness.
The author does not shy away from tough issues. She displays a secure knowledge of many complex medications and their effects and side effects. By detailing how her illness progressed, she provides a guideline for others.
When you read more than a hundred books per year, it’s exciting to find one that surprises you. "Tupelo Honey" is one. A stick-to-the-ribs portrait of an extraordinary girl who overcomes the deck stacked against her in the deep South.