• Title: A Complicated Life in a Small Town
  • Author: Tammy Maas
  • ISBN: B007A34HO0
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    A Complicated Life in a Small Town The road to hell really is paved with good intentions Bitter that she was robbed of her childhood at age eighteen Lydia Lawson severed all communication ties with her alcoholic parents Her father co
    The road to hell really is paved with good intentions Bitter that she was robbed of her childhood, at age eighteen, Lydia Lawson severed all communication ties with her alcoholic parents Her father commits suicide one year after she leaves home Twenty three years later she receives word that her mother is dead and that she has inherited than just the family home LThe road to hell really is paved with good intentions Bitter that she was robbed of her childhood, at age eighteen, Lydia Lawson severed all communication ties with her alcoholic parents Her father commits suicide one year after she leaves home Twenty three years later she receives word that her mother is dead and that she has inherited than just the family home Lily, a twenty one year old, morbidly obese half sister with Prader Willi Syndrome, is found in the basement, too big to move out of the home Lydia sets out on a life changing journey trying to help Lily, trying to find Lily s father and trying to find herself In the interim, she falls in love with Tommy Porter who remains with her right up to the climatic, mind blowing reveal at the end.

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    1. When Lydia Lawson left home at the mere age of eighteen, she never imagined coming back some day. Her alcoholic parents ruined what little childhood she had, scarring her for the rest of her life. Her memories are so full of pain that she refuses to remember the smallest details of things that brought her pleasure. In her mind, she's better off not remembering anything at all. Things hurt less that way.When her mother dies unexpectedly, she's forced to reconsider her return to the one place she [...]

    2. A Complicated Life in a Small Town is a novella about a woman who left her hometown and never intended to return. She left because of her alcoholic parents and the mistreatment she received from them. She became a successful author and lives only 45 minutes away for where she grew up. She is contacted by the Police Chief of her hometown letting her know that her mother has passed away. She reluctantly returns only to find that she has a sister who is morbidly obese and cannot get out of bed and [...]

    3. A Complicated Life in a Small Town: a fitting title for this book. I'm still not certain what genre the book belongs to, but I'm going with this: general fiction with elements of suspense and a dark, quirky slant. We first meet Lydia, the story's protagonist, and are then introduced to Lily, who has lived an unusual life due to contending with a certain disorder among a peculiar set of circumstances. Lily's is an interesting story to explore, and Lydia's becomes yet more so as the book progresse [...]

    4. --I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.I thought this book was very interesting. It wasn't suspenseful or really a mystery, but the storyline kept my attention through the entire book. The back story of Lydia and her parents, growing up being abused both physically and mentally set the stage for the present very well. Coming back to her hometown after her mom's death to find her 1/2 sister, who suffers from morbid obesity and some mental instability had me sucked [...]

    5. At first I found this book to be quite funny, I laughed half way through the book at the banter between half sisters Lydia and Lilly and I was excited for Tommy to finally have a family and then the WTH ending came and I was almost ashamed that I laughed in the beginning. This was a freebie from and a short read only 100 pages but it had love, tragedy, death both natural and suicide, family drama, mystery, a medical condition and one hell on an ending. While reading I thought I had the plot fig [...]

    6. A complicated Life in a Small TownThis moving tale is a mystery and tragically about an illness most of us have never heard of. Lydia ,at age 18 left home to excape what drunken parents whom she believes do not love or care for her.Two decades later she receives a phone call advising her parents have died and she must return as there are impairative problems to be attended to regarding the funeral and her sister. A sister she had no knowledge of. A story full of surprises you will not soon forge [...]

    7. This book was just not my cup of tea.Caroline McLaughlin is an ok narrator.The story itself is a lot of nasty stuff that happens to one family in a small town. A woman must return home when her mother dies.She was estranged from her family.She discovers that living in the basement of the house is a huge woman that has never been outside.She is a sister she never knew about.No one did.Mama took care of her,saying she was the sister of Jesus.Gross stuff follows and when all seems well another bomb [...]

    8. The book was strangely disjointed, as if large sections were missing. I know it was a novella, but such an unusual range of topics-- child abuse, alcoholism, mental illness, morbid obesity, suicide-- needed much more development. In only 100 pages, way too much happened for any one thread to be developed enough to give any real insight. This book had potential, but in the end it was altogether pointless, and the end really sucked.

    9. This isn't a really long book, but the story is compelling. Family ties that are strained, dealing with issues and illnesses you don't understand, and not really wanting to shoulder the responsibilities. All of these elements are in this book along with an amazing twist at the end that you wont see coming, and it will knock your socks off!! A great short read.

    10. I had a difficult time following the story in a couple spots. The author switched the name of a caregiver between Rose and Robin a couple times and that threw me off. I thought there was a new character, but it was the same one. It was a quick read because it is right around 100 pages. Has a sequel that was much better (God Save Us All).

    11. This was one of the most original stories I have read in ages, following a heart wrenching journey of discovery and how a family deals with a challenging disease.With clever prose, Maas layers her characters. You start with a loathing which eventually develops into endearment as the story reaches a most unexpected twist at the end.Wonderful debut! I look forward to more from this author.

    12. A fabulous story, which whips you along into a sudden series of life changing events for the heroine. It has some wonderful human moments and plenty of romance; my only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! I wanted to be immersed for far longer!

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