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Friday, March 16, 2012
Uplifters by Debbie Hoffman Nutile
This is definitely a book in the raw! by that it is unique in that the 23 stories are unedited and printed just as they are told by their storyteller, in their very own words. I'm undecided if the takes away or adds too the book. I guess for myself, the teacher in me, it bothered me to read spelling and grammar errors. The stories are real life happenings of things that people went through. Each person has a unique story and path, solution, and answer that they share from their heart. They share how they found hope, strength and love in each life changing circumstance. Read how they overcome abuses and addictions. How their life was transformed and they found beauty in life. Healing, comfort, peace, joy, happiness, love you find it all in this little book of short stories.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis