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Ghellow Road

A book by T H Waters

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  • Apr 7, 2011
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Ghellow Road tells the story of Theresa’s life from childhood to teenage years...it is a sad, interesting read about family relationships. 
 
The book takes the reader into the world of a child of a depressed mother, a patient, loving father, and a childhood that was anything but normal. Each time her mother was hospitalized, her father would have Grandma take care of them....all except one time, and she and her brother didn't know why.   Dad had always been fun and upbeat until he lost his teaching job.  What else could happen to the once-happy family?

A lot did happen to Theresa in her young life, but somehow she coped.  She never did get used to her mother's leaving, returning, and then leaving again.  It always left a hole in Theresa's heart.  Luckily she was a strong person and could cope with all the ups and downs and the living conditions she had to endure during her mother's absences.

The book is superbly written and definitely heartbreaking, but opens your eyes to many life situations.   I really enjoyed the book and was amazed at Theresa's resiliency and coping mechanisms. 

The author, who actually is the character in the book, graciously sent me her book, and I am honored and happy that I have read it.  
 
My review doesn't do justice to the book, but you definitely need to read Theresa’s story to appreciate its depth and to feel the characters’ emotions.

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Ghellow Road is a moving narrative of one woman's brave confrontation with her past and the gnawing demons of crippling mental illness that plagued her mother and thus affected the whole of her adolescent and teenage life.      At the onset, Theresa Waters had, by all accounts, an idyllic childhood that overflowed with two loving parents who had a penchant for all the offerings that life had to offer, compounded with an insatiable curiosity that would inspire any child to …
review by . April 04, 2011
Ghellow Road is a moving narrative of one woman's brave confrontation with her past and the gnawing demons of crippling mental illness that plagued her mother and thus affected the whole of her adolescent and teenage life.     At the onset, Theresa Waters had, by all accounts, an idyllic childhood that overflowed with two loving parents who had a penchant for all the offerings that life had to offer, compounded with an insatiable curiosity that would inspire any child to reach …
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Ghellow Road is a literary diary of a young girl's journey through the tangled labyrinth that is her life. Theresa's story begins in a large midwestern city where she is born to loving parents in 1965. For a brief moment in time, her life is full, as is her heart, and the world is hers to receive without consequence. As time passes and Theresa grows, supernatural forces begin to shape her existence, no matter how carefully her father colors the empty spaces of her world. After a series of tragic events, Theresa and her family seek refuge in a small Minnesota town nestled near the shores of Rainy Lake. She creates a new life for herself there, sharing adventures with friends and riding the ups and downs of adolescence. Yet through it all, her mother remains forever lost in the prison of her own mind and forever lost to Theresa. The young girl feels as though she is leading a double life, one that no one else could possibly understand. She begins to peer at the world as if looking through a thick, black veil, never certain which pieces are illusion and which are not. Through the kindness and support of the townspeople, She eventually summons the strength to survive. This is a story of tragedy and triumph. This is the story of my life.
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ISBN-10: 0982893116
ISBN-13: 978-0982893111
Author: T H Waters
Publisher: Verefor Publishing Company LLC

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