Raising Wrecker

Raising Wrecker Elegant warm hearted and utterly unsentimental Wrecker is a stunning and deeply moving novel about motherhood and mistakes survival and hope Published as Wrecker in hardcover Original published as

  • Title: Raising Wrecker
  • Author: Summer Wood
  • ISBN: 9781608199723
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elegant, warm hearted and utterly unsentimental, Wrecker is a stunning and deeply moving novel about motherhood and mistakes, survival and hope Published as Wrecker in hardcover Original published as Wrecker in hardcover Reprinted in paperback as Raising Wrecker It s June of 1965 when Wrecker enters the world The war is raging in Vietnam, San Francisco is tripping towElegant, warm hearted and utterly unsentimental, Wrecker is a stunning and deeply moving novel about motherhood and mistakes, survival and hope Published as Wrecker in hardcover Original published as Wrecker in hardcover Reprinted in paperback as Raising Wrecker It s June of 1965 when Wrecker enters the world The war is raging in Vietnam, San Francisco is tripping toward flower power, and Lisa Fay a young innocent from a family farm down south is knocked nearly sideways by life as a single mother in a city she could barely manage to navigate as just one Three years later, she s alone again Kids aren t allowed in prison And Wrecker, scared silent, furious, and hell bent on breaking every last thing that crosses his path, is shipped off to live with distant relatives in the wilds of Humboldt County Raising Wrecker is the story of this nearly broken boy whose presence turns a motley group of isolated eccentrics into a real family Real enough to make mistakes Real enough to stick together in spite of everything ready to tear them apart There s no guidebook to mothering for Melody, who thought the best thing in life was eighty acres of old growth along the Mattole River and nobody telling her what to do until this boy came along For Melody, for Len, for Willow and Ruth, for Meg and Johnnie Appleseed, life will never again be the same once Wrecker signs on And for Lisa Fay, there s one thought keeping her alive through fifteen years of hard time One day She ll find her son and bring him home.

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    1. Onvan : Raising Wrecker - Nevisande : Summer Wood - ISBN : 160819972X - ISBN13 : 9781608199723 - Dar 304 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2011


    2. The title of the novel - Raising Wrecker- evoked images of destruction, of a boy doomed from the day his mother named him. In the end this is a novel of unconditional love, repair, acceptance. A novel underlining that a "family" does not need to be by blood and birth alone (on the contrary, Melody's relationship with her parents forms a sharp contrast).Motherhood as a theme, is superbly drawn like a thread right through the novel, whether it is by birth or choice or circumstance. With the beauti [...]





    3. From the intriguing opening page that sets the stage for Raising Wrecker in 1965 San Francisco, to the next page that pushes the reader and the "perfect, beautiful baby boy" his mother calls Wrecker three years forward, and all the pages after, this novel holds the reader's heart and mind. Before the story end twenty years later, Wrecker's life and the lives he touches show us how real families can (and do) form in the presence of care, concern, and love, but without the shared genes that many t [...]


    4. This is now one of my all-time favorite books. I cried at the endr happy! The writing is superb! The characters are well developed, interesting and the I cared about them. What I especially liked is the way in which the author gives enough information to tell the story and keep your interest and curiosity but is exceptional at leaving out unnecessary details so the reader has the opportunity to imagine and visualize. Stephen King says, "description begins in the writer's imagination, but should [...]


    5. "Following her acclaimed novel, Arroyo (Chronicle, 2001) the mostly self-taught writer has continued to garner various awards, receiving special recognition from the Room of Her Own Foundation with the Gift of Freedom Award and $50,000 grant for her work on Raising Wrecker.If you had three boys of your own under your belt about to turn teen you’d either have to be insane to contemplate upping the quota of children to adults in your home, or just a very, very giving person indeed." (Excerpt fro [...]


    6. This sensitive page turner has an intriguing plot premiswhat would you do if a child was left on your doorstep for an undetermined time. After a few months, would you be able to give him up and send him to a state run situation? What if you were part of a communal living situation and had lots of help? The characters in this story are pushed to their limits, but each one has a different set of limits to contend with. This story is developed very well with interesting and engaging characters, som [...]


    7. This quiet novel of life in a family of misfits in Humboldt County, CA is well rendered. When Wrecker's mother is sent to prison, his uncle provides an unusual foster home for the boy and eventually adopts him. Wrecker is raised on Bow Farm, owned by Melody and Willow. Melody, a troubled young woman in her 20's takes on the role of adoptive mother. Wrecker is a fully realized character, as is most of the rest of the cast, each of whom faces down personal suffering in order to live. An original t [...]


    8. this book had all i want in a book - a bit of san francisco, the 60s, a sort of commune and finding family in other people. it had a lovely gentle feeling to it (even though the plot isn't particularly gentle)and such memorable, realistic characters. i loved how all these misfits were brought together in their caring and concern for a sweet little boy called wrecker. i was pretty touched by the ending.


    9. A nice story with a promising plot that just didn't quite deliver. Wrecker is somewhat of a misleading title as although we see a snippet of a troubled child in his initial years, the story becomes more of a tale of a group of waylaid adults finding their paths through the unconventional raising of a child.


    10. I have to admit I didn't finish this book. The writing is strong and the premise great, but I expected it to be a lot more about the little boy Wrecker. Instead, it's mostly about about all the various women who had a hand in raising him. I guess I got a little bogged down by all the deep emotional aspects of these women's lives and just moved on to other stories.


    11. This is a little gem of a book about the unconventional upbringing of a boy in 1965 San Francisco. It raised a lot of interesting questions about a right or a wrong way to nurture children without being a text book or a fairy tale either. Very sympathetic to all characters this is a feel good book with some food for thought.


    12. I did not plan on liking this book. After reading it, I would suggest it to anyone looking for a book club/discussion book & anyone looking for a GOOD book to read. Beautiful writing, interesting characters, great settings. Very thoughtful & thought provoking.



    13. This was a beautifully written book but I couldn't get excited or engaged with the key characters. The side story was more interesting than the main story.




    14. Good book. The first few chapters were a bit slow but definitely worth "sticking it out" to the end.


    15. I just loved this book! The author did an amazing job of causing me to have an emotional attachment to every character. I found myself crying into this book numerous times.


    16. I really enjoyed this book. I could picture each character in my head so clearly. I think it would make an enjoyable movie.


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