All the Forgivenesses



All the Forgivenesses APublishers Marketplace Buzz Books selectionSet in Appalachia and the Midwest at the turn of the twentieth century, this exquisite debut novel paints an intimately rendered portrait of one resilient farm family s challenges and hard won triumphs helmed by an unforgettable heroine Growing up on their hardscrabble farm in rural Kentucky, fifteen year old Albertina Bertie Winslow has learned a lot from her mama, Polly She knows how to lance a boil, make a pie crust, butcher a pig, and tend to every chore that needs doing What she doesn t know, but is forced to reckon with all too soon, is how to look after children as a mother should When Polly succumbs to a long illness, Bertie takes on responsibility for her four younger siblings and their dissolute, unreliable daddy Yet no matter how hard she tries to hold the family together, the task is overwhelming Nine year old Dacia, especially, is resentful and stubborn, hinting at secrets in their mama s life Finally, Bertie makes the only choice she can breaking up the family for its own survival, keeping the girls with her, sending the boys off to their grown brothers, long gone from home.Ever pragmatic, Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters, and eventually moves to the oil fields of Kansas But marriage alone cannot resolve the grief and guilt she carries over a long ago tragedy, or prepare her for the heartaches still to come Only by confronting wrenching truths can she open herself to joy and learn how to not only give, but receive, unfettered love.Inspired by stories told by the author s mother and aunts, All the Forgivenesses is as authentic as it is lyrical a captivating novel of family loyalty, redemption, and resilience. Best Download [ All the Forgivenesses ] Author [ Elizabeth Hardinger ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • All the Forgivenesses
  • Elizabeth Hardinger
  • 25 January 2018
  • 149672044X

10 thoughts on “All the Forgivenesses

  1. Karen Kay says:

    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review This story is told by Bertie At 15, she is forced to take over full care of her younger siblings and the household Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters As time moves on, Bertie comes to better understand herself only by confronting wrenching truths She open herself to joy and learns how to not only give, but receive love.Great story, well told Spoken in language and vernacular of the time I received this from Netgalley.com for a review This story is told by Bertie At 15, she is forced to take over full care of her younger siblings and the household Bertie marries young, grateful to find a husband willing to take on the care of her sisters As time moves on, Bertie comes to better understand herself only by confronting wrenching truths She open herself to joy and learns how to not only give, but receive love.Great story, well tol...

  2. Becky Gaiovnik says:

    All the Forgiveness is told in the voice of Bertie, a teenage girl from the south in the early 1900 s Hardinger does a remarkable job catching the feelings and reactions of a young woman going through tremendous hardship over and over again Hardinger also does an incredible job capturing the love of family, responsibility, mothering and creating kinship without blood The book has a very Where the Crawdads Sing vibe, but being based off of the author s family puts it into a tone less of myster All the Forgiveness is told in the voice of Bertie, a teenage girl from the south in the early 1900 s Hardinger ...

  3. Amy says:

    Oh, I loved this And I m so sad it ended Bertie I would very happily read a full Little House in the Prairie length series about Bertie and her life.Bertie is so hard on herself and has a hardscrabble farming life in the early twentieth century Midwest, and she broke my heart constantly by feeling like she didn t deserve happiness and by never realizing the valuable sacrifices she made for her family Hardinger offers up so many crisp and varied details of the time, she captures Bertie s spee Oh, I loved this And I m so sad it ended Bertie I would very happily read a full Little House in the Prai...

  4. Daisy Dooley says:

    As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses Joan Baez.This book was just perfection.Set in Kentucky and Missouri, All the Forgivenesses is a beautiful story of family, of loss, of shame and ultimately of forgiveness.It is 1906 and Bertie is six and a half when we first meet her She s tasked with looking after her younger brother Timmy who she adores After a day of feasting, her and her extended family take a siesta only to find that Tim...

  5. Michelle says:

    Very good book Very moving and I enjoyed every minute of it Bertie s voice is real, and compelling throughout and draws you into her life from the first page I am so glad i got the opportunity to read this book., I highly recommend it

  6. Grace says:

    Full disclosure I was given this book by the publisher in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.___________For me, this book was very slow and hard to get into It didn t catch my heart right away and I had to consciously spend time on it every evening I almost didn t finish it several times BUT I am so glad I did I loved the redemption twist that comes near the end I love the message that family knows they have each other s support no matter what happens I loved Sam His Full disclosure I was given this book by the publisher in a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.___________For me, this book was very slow and hard to get into It didn t catch my heart right away and I had to consciously spend time on it every evening I almost didn t finish it several times BUT I am so glad I did I loved the redemption twist that comes near the end I love the message that family knows they have each other s support no matter what happens I loved Sam His patience and kindness and enthusiasm reminded me so much of my own husband I was e...

  7. Aria says:

    Disclosure I received this book for free from GoodreadsI m undecided on stars to award as of yet, so I ll come back to that For most of this book, I was well into it while I was reading When I d put the book down here there mid read however, I found that I wasn t exactly itching to get back to it, nor did I find myself thinking about the story or characters while I was away from it That doesn t mean it was hard to pick back up though, once opened again, I easily read Disclosure I received this book for free from GoodreadsI m undecided on stars to award as of yet, so I ll come back to that For most of this book, I was well into it while I was reading When I d put the book down here there mid read however, I found that I wasn t exactly itching to get back to it, nor did I find myself thinking about the story or characters while I was away from it That doesn t mean it was hard to pick back up though, once opened again, I easily read for hours w o problem As such, I got through this book fairly quickly, without any real issues With a bit of distance post read, I can easily say that if yo...

  8. Cindy says:

    All The Forgiveness is a stunning debut novel by author Elizabeth Hardinger This story follows Bertie, a young girl born in Appalachia in early 1900 s, through the trials of growing up poor and with minimal education, the trauma of losing siblings and parents, alcoholism and it s effects on the family Thrust into an impossible position of responsibility at a terribly young age, Bertie makes decisions that leave her haunted with guilt for years to come As the years pass, learning to trust in All The Forgiveness is a stunning...

  9. Wendy says:

    This book is written in the voice of Bertie Albertina , who was born in the Appalachians in the early 1900s Her father was a drunk and by the time Bertie was ten, her mother had given up At first she would disappear for hours on end, eventually taking to her bed, and dying several years later During all that time, Bertie served as a surrogate mother to her two younger sisters, and later the twin boys who were born after her mother gave up all responsibility for raising her family, in additio This book is written in the voice of Bertie Albertina , who was born in the Appalachians in the early 1900s Her father was a drunk and by the time Bertie was ten, her mother had given up At first she would disappear for hours on end, eventually taking to her bed, and dying several years later During all that time, Bertie served as a surrogate mother to her two younger sisters, and later the twin boys who were born after her mother gave up all responsibility for raising her family, in addition to all of the responsibilities that come with running a home and doing the chores on a hardscrabble farm Her mother died when Bertie was 15 Due to her father s inability to support the family, eventually she knew that she could not keep the family together One of her two older brothers took the twins and the other took over watching over their father Bertie found a man Sam who married her and took on the care and support of the two younge...

  10. A..... says:

    I received this book several weeks ago when I won it through Goodreads It is due to be published on 8 27 19 The story was inspired by the author s family It was concise, well written, and believable It was not a book you could skim through to glean the main plot of the story Every single wood was necessary and begged to be read The writing was rich with the vernacular of the region, which was set in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky The plot was simple It was the life of a young, poo I received this book several weeks ago when I won it through Goodreads It is due to be published on 8 27 19 The story was inspired by the author s family It was concise, well written, and believable It was not a book you could skim through to glean the main plot of the story Every single wood was necessary and begged to be read The writing was rich with the vernacular of the region, which was set in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky The plot was simple It was the life of a young, poor girl named Bertie It was the story of her difficult life growing up in an abusive home surrounded by several mentally unstable people Initially, hers was a life of great sadness and vast poverty But as she grew up, Bertie grew to be a strong, smart, capab...

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