March 01, 2019
So many books come across my desk, but this one really caught my eye. I had no idea who the author was, but I knew this non-fiction story would be interesting. Tena Clark is a lesbian growing up in Mississippi during the 1950's and 1960's. That would probably be enough to fill a book, right? Now add in a cheating father and an alcoholic mother and we are really in for a story. Overall I thought it was really about the power of love and family, albeit very flawed love and family. Even made me shed a tear or two at the end. And I learned a bit about growing up in the Southern USA. An informative, endearing story of living your truth and finding the strength to be who you are meant to be. Well done Tena Clark.