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Far From The Tree

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    Shari Sullivan-Quinn(Author)

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And I believed I could, that I could be anything I wanted to be. But becoming something is easy, like playing a part on a stage. I have been many things in my life-a mother, a waitress, a videographer, a good little girl-but they were all just roles, parts that I have played. Inside, nothing changed. I am still just me, the person my genes and my environment programmed me to be. There is no escape through being something. To truly change we must change how we see ourselves, change its affect on us; after all, if an apple fell into an orange grove, it would still be an apple. No matter how much it might admire the bright, fragrant oranges, it would always be an apple. So no matter what role I play, nothing will change until I change the picture inside. Otherwise I will always be what my reflexes guide me to be, what my inner self sees and has always seen, the child of an alcoholic.

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  • PDF | 224 pages
  • Shari Sullivan-Quinn(Author)
  • Tate Publishing (May 13, 2014)
  • English
  • 5
  • Biographies & Memoirs

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  • By Bif Aarp on August 18, 2014

    An easy read, emotionally grabbing, humanistic story of family life, personal growth, sacrifice, perseverance, tragedy, rewards and love. While the setting may be of country\farming origin, city dwellers can identify with this story as well. It’s more than the tragedy of a family member or two, which should be quickly put in perspective as individual circumstances and not as a total detriment to a fun-loving family life. While this story draws you in from beginning to end, you’ll appreciate its decency, sincerity and occasional good sex.

  • By Crystal on August 16, 2014

    Poor text to read. Very slow read and does not keep ones attention.

  • By Guest on November 2, 2016

    Complex!

  • By Flora42 on May 14, 2014

    I loved loved loved this book. Such an honest portrayal of alcoholism and the struggle to love someone bent on self destruction. This book brings a raw perspective of life's struggles and what it takes to remain strong, true to yourself, and discover your own identity, while whittling away the programming some of us have experienced while growing up. Tess depicts such strength, dedication, and courage in the face of such adversity, you can't help but cheer her on and root for her success and happiness. Beautiful book, it truly touched my heart.

  • By Scott Florcsk on June 4, 2014

    For those that have dealt with the disease of alcoholism in their families or in their past, this book really hit home. You will see yourself, as well as those around you, throughout the book. It's very hard to describe the way the scars of lifelong alcoholism can affect your life, but the author did a really nice job of illustrating that the pain of observance can often exceed the pain of self-destruction endured by the afflicted. This lesson really transcends the subject matter of the book, as it can be applied to any path traveled from an oppressed, and depressed, state of existence to that of a conquering victor.

  • By Deborah James Bryant on May 14, 2014

    This book was truly awesome. This is a must read, also a tear jerker so be ready. Good luck and I hope to read many more of your novels.

  • By Guest on May 27, 2014

    What an amazing book. It is so well written. I absolutely loved it. Cant wait to read more books by this outstanding author.


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