Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Little Disasters

Summary: A new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.

You think you know her…but look a little closer.

She is a stay-at-home mother-of-three with boundless reserves of patience, energy, and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess.

Then one moment changes everything.

Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface—and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. The truth can’t come soon enough.

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I’m not sure what I thought this book would be like, but it wasn’t really how I expected. Honestly- after reading this book, I felt like I needed a shower. The subject matter, the secrets over what really happened to Betsey- it was all too much at times for me. I kept reading because I wanted to know and yet, I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to know.

 

What I liked:

I’m not sure if this cover really has much to do with the subject matter in this book- but there is something about this cover that hints at dark things in this book.

Liz. That woman is wearing the world on her shoulders and deserves a gold medal.

 

There is a lot about this book that is hard to talk about. Postpartum issues and mental health are 2 of the big issues in this book. Child abuse is another issue. It made me feel things that I don’t necessarily feel like feeling when I’m reading- more to the point that who could hurt Betsey. And yet- while my feelings on what should happen to people who hurt children are def very clear- when there is an underlying condition as to the why- that makes the subject matter very gray.

 

Bottom line: This was a good book and gave me things to think about- but ultimately heavier than what I had anticipated.

 

*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*

 

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

 

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