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Tall Poppies Review: Freedom From a Fractured Family

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Fractured family, deadly secrets, and a woman on the run in L.A.   I’m a sucker for broken families–well, stories about them, anyway. Throw in secrets, especially L.A. secrets, and I’m in with both feet.   Most of the cast in Fallout Girl (Blue Crow Publishing) are twenty-somethings. It’s the age of becoming: choosing a career and a place to live, figuring out what sort of a person you want to be and who you want to be with. It’s like being a teenager, only this time the choices you make are for real. But twenty-something is still young. The best thing about being young is believing you can replace your supremely messed-up family with a group of friends. The worst…

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My Body Is Not an Apology: Interview with Author Sonya Renee Taylor

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From TV to magazines to the Internet, we’re constantly bombarded with images of the “perfect” body. It’s no wonder that for so many of us, our bodies feel lacking or unworthy. If only I could just lose a little weight, we tell ourselves. If only I could look like that person. It’s a thought that has, sadly, become a daily mantra for millions of us. Thankfully, Sonya Renee Taylor is trying to change that narrative. Author of the new self-help book, The Body is Not an Apology, Taylor has spent years examining how we relate to our bodies. And she’s here to tell you: it’s time for a little radical self-love. Through both her book and her website of the same…

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Mental Health and Family Relationships Come Together in Yoerg’s ‘All the Best People’

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At BookTrib, we are constantly searching for the best ways to connect readers with writers, opening their eyes and worlds to fresh ideas! This is how we came across a wonderful group known as the Tall Poppies, who are not only avid readers, but extremely talented writers as well! This week, Katie Pryal reviews Sonja Yoerg’s ‘All the Best People.’ The heart of Sonja Yoerg’s All the Best People is Carole LaPorte, one of the book’s narrators, a mother of three and wife to Walt, the owner of an auto shop in small-town 1970s Vermont. Carole’s world starts to fall apart when she begins to question whether she might be like her mother, Solange, who has been locked in Underhill, the…

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