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A String of Paper Suns is a raw, intimate, powerful, and humanizing story by a single teen mother and former member of a fundamentalist religious sect. Growing up as the oldest of thirteen children, Bridget Siljander is a sister-mom to her younger siblings. While she adheres to the strict and reclusive rules of the family’s religion, which restricts makeup, secular music, and friendships outside the church, she longs for an identity beyond its confines. By breaking free, she gains a greater understanding of the wider world: both its beauty and its cruelty. When she gives birth as a teenager to a daughter with disabilities, joy is juxtaposed with struggle as she navigates financial insecurity and social systems that dishonor difference. Her evolution as a mother and work as a caregiver to others with disabilities paves the way to her ultimate calling as a human rights activist. Along the way, her life intersects with memorable characters who impart strength and hope through human connection. Siljander’s vivid storytelling and persevering human spirit create a story of empowerment, love, humor, and redemption and pay homage to our communities who love us unconditionally and help us transcend our circumstances.
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Heartbreaking yet inspiring memoir.
14 febbraio 2019 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
A triumphant and powerful story of survival, hope, and fighting for a better life due to the radical love for her child. Thank you for finding the courage to share your story.
Lisa A. Vala
A Mother's fierce love for her daughter
24 febbraio 2019 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Wow! Just binge-read this book in a day. Kept cheering mom on as she overcame hurdle after hurdle after hurdle. Her fierce love for her daughter was her North Star. Thanks for sharing your story.
A page turner!
9 marzo 2019 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
This book is a page-turner. Great style of writing!
"Beauty on the inside is a masterpiece."
26 febbraio 2019 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Una persona l'ha trovato utile.
The headline is a quote from Bridget's daughter Imani. My favorite parts of the book are the sections where Bridget describes interactions with Imani. So much of the book is heartbreaking; I had never heard of this sect of Lutheranism and I am a Lutheran. The descriptions of control, both physical and mental, bring to mind my studies about brainwashing. Her flashbacks to her life as a caregiver in her family of origin give us a good look into what life was like in a fundamentalist religious cult. Once Bridget escaped this situation, she was intellectually superior but was socially behind to face the world of the "unbelievers." Bridget turned her life experiences, including abuse, into activism and survives. I learned much more about what people who have disabilities face in everyday life. It is a lesson for all of us. Bridget's story can give hope to others who have faced adversity in their lives and survived to lead a meaningful life.
A great book for moms of any age
30 gennaio 2019 - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Una persona l'ha trovato utile.
This book takes the reader on a transformative journey and teaches us about living with lives Beautiful and heartbreaking ups and downs. The way the chapters are structured kept me curious about the multiple plot lines and the character development is supreme. Being a single mom is never easy, and this story is both raw and uplifting.