"One of my favorite books of all time! Based on his own experiences in Vietnam, Tim O'brien's vignettes are so gorgeously written. When I finished reading, I instatnly wrote "wow" on the page. This is a book I go back to over and over."
Poland, 1939--Anna's father goes out and she knows he is not returning. Then she meets the Swallow Man and her life is forever changed. Dark and Mysterious, he walks into the woods and she follows. A beautifully written page-turner! Great for grades 7 and up.
Although this novel begins with a horrific tragedy, it is a story of hope, forgiveness, and love. The night before her daughter’s wedding, June Reid loses her daughter, future son-in-law, ex-husband, and boyfriend when her house burns to the ground. Unable to face her small Connecticut community after the funerals are over, she leaves town and finds that, even in life’s darkest moments, there is always human goodness to be found. Did You Ever Have a Family is a beautiful book – I loved every second of reading it and have thought about it everyday since finishing. One of my new favorites!