Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir by Alice Anderson

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Read Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir Online Free - After Hurricane Katrina, Alice Anderson has returned home to assess the damage to her beloved Mississippi coastline and the once-immaculate home she'd carefully cultivated for her husband, Dr. Liam Rivers, one of the community's highly respected doctors.

But in the wake of this natural disaster, a more terrifying challenge emerges as Liam's mental health spirals out of control, culminating in a violent attack at knifepoint, from which Alice is saved by their three-year-old son. Afraid for her life, she flees with her children.

What ensues is an epic battle--emotional, psychological, spiritual, and legal--for her children's welfare, for self-preservation, and ultimately for redemption. It's an unrelenting battle that persists even as life goes on, finally coming full circle when the same son who saved Alice ten years before endures an eerily-familiar violent encounter at his father's hands. Yet even as she confronts the harsh realities of high-powered Southern lawyers and an inadequate legal system, Alice forges a new life with her blossoming children and an ultimate reclamation of her true self.

Title : Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir
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ISBN : 1250094968
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Diane rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2017

This memoir is freaking amazing. Alice simultaneously battles two demons— Hurricane Katrina and her husband. Dr. Liam Rivers (pseudonym to protect the guilty) is by far her most formidable opponent. Damage from nature is more definable than damage that lurks around dark corners. Alice uses her poe...

Donna rated it ★★★★★

September 07, 2017

"The family courts are broken at best, abusive by nature."- No truer words ever spoken. Who would help me and would they help me? Would they see my story as credible, believable, reliable ? The perpetrator says he'll do anything to keep me silenced including death and that if I told anybody that n...

Lori rated it ★★★★☆

July 26, 2017

I would give this an almost four. I was a goodreads giveaway winner of this memoir by Alice Anderson. This is a tough memoir to read. Alice Anderson has had a lot of lousy things happen to her in her life As a child her father molested her and her mother did not want to believe her or do anything...

Sandy rated it ★★★★★

August 29, 2017

It’s devastating to know this story is not fiction. It’s not a made-up tale of woe. It’s not even “based on a true story.” Sadly, it’s not even a unique account. This memoir tells of a wife and mother of three who is forced to battle through life as viciously as the hurricane that decimated much o...

Kate rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2017

Sometimes the truth walks up and slaps your face. It leaves a red hand print that slowly fades and burrows in with the other insults you've endured, hiding under your skin. It joins other marks that leave scars and never completely heals. “Some Bright Morning I’ll Fly Away,” a memoir by Alice Ande...

Erin rated it ★★★★★

September 20, 2017

WOW! This memoir was incredibly difficult to read, and yet so compelling. Alice Anderson is the epitome of grit, strength, resilience, and 100% Mama Bear instincts. She has lived through more horrors than is fathomable. To say that living through Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast wa...

Michelle rated it ★★★★★

August 22, 2017

Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away A Memoir by Alice Anderson St. Martin's Press Biographies & Memoirs Pub Date 29 Aug 2017 I am reviewing a copy of Some Bright Morning I'll Fly Away through St. Martin's Press and Netgalley: Alice Anderson returns home Post Katrina to find out the damage that was d...

Nina rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2017

I assumed, from a glance at the jacket copy, that this memoir was about the trauma of recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The emotional and physical aftermath of that natural disaster are like a tropical storm compared to the Category 5 fury of what the author experienced in her divorce and custod...

Diane rated it ★★★★★

September 04, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Through pain, heartbreak, false starts and horrific dealings with the courts the author has shared her triumph. Highly recommend to anyone who has suffered domestic violence, physical or emotional abuse. Well written, poetic, honest, unashamed and raw.

Janet rated it ★★★☆☆

October 10, 2017

Strong voice. What a nightmare the author and her kids have been through. I hope she has found true peace. (A shout out to Poet's House in NYC!)

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