Only What You Need: a memoir

Only What You Need: a memoir

by Sharon Jean Coleman


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"Sharon's mum's dead too," Lottie said.
"Oh? What did she die of?" Spencer asked.
"Suicide," I said. "Could you please pass the chutney?"

Their mother told them they were unicorns. Their grandfather told them they were related to mice. Their uncle told them he knew all about their Twiglets. And so Sharon and her sister believed in dreams.

But when six-year-old Sharon's nightmares start coming true, and their mother tries to kill herself again and again, the kid catcher comes and takes them away.

The girls move ... and move ... and move. Until Sharon dreams her mother is dead one last time ...

"Sharon Coleman writes about incredible difficulties in a way that makes you feel, without making you feel like she's begging for sympathy. She doesn't pander. She eloquently tells a heartbreaking story."
-S.Honeycuttauthor of The Dragon's Daughter

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ISBN-13: 9781533524256
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/29/2016
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.65(d)

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Only What You Need: a memoir 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JD712 More than 1 year ago
An amazingly written book that I devoured in a few short nights. Highly recommended. Sharons memoir unfolds like a work of fiction. Part coming of age story, part chronicle of child abuse/neglect, part Oliver Twist. Do yourself a favor and read this book. You won't be the same afterwards.