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Breaking TWIG by [Epperson, Deborah]
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:: Over 200,000 copies of Breaking TWIG downloaded on Kindles ::

WARNING:  According to Breaking TWIG's Kindle readers, you may not be able to put this book down!

Set in rural Georgia in the 1960s, BREAKING TWIG is a coming-of-age novel about Becky (Twig) Cooper, a young woman trying to survive the physical and emotional abuse of her mother, Helen, a beautiful, calculating woman who can, with a mere look, send the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia running for its life.

Not even Twig's vivid imagination, keen wit, and dark sense of humor is enough to help her survive the escalating assaults of Helen and a new stepbrother, but help comes from an unexpected source--Frank, her stepfather. Sometimes, having one person who loves and believes in you is all a girl needs to keep hope alive.

Often raw and irreverent and sprinkled with all the Southern flavoring found in a good bowl of chicken and dumplings, BREAKING TWIG, is about finding love where we least expect it, destroying lives with easy lies, and realizing each of us determine our own truth.

:: Recent RAVE Reviews for Breaking TWIG ::

If you are looking for a book that takes a chance, tips the scale and
teeters on the edge of "How in the hell did she write this?!?" Then
Deborah Epperson is your girl and Breaking Twig is your story."  Melissa
E. Perea, Five-Star Reader Review

"With a voice as rich as sorghum molasses, Epperson seductively draws the
reader into the rural south of the 60s and 70s. In the southern
tradition of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, the author
explores the depths of the human heart and spirit, with wisdom, humor,
and unflinching truthfulness."  D. Burke, Five-star Reader Review

About the Author

Born and raised in the Deep South, Deborah Epperson grew up during the era of the Civil Rights Movement, integration, and Vietnam. She received a BS degree in biology and English in Texas, and later moved to Atlanta to work and pursue post graduate work at Georgia Tech. After working in the scientific field for twenty years, she turned her talents to writing fiction and nonfiction. Her award winning nonfiction and poetry have been published in newspapers and magazines locally and nationally. Through her storytelling, Deborah tackles issues most people, especially Southerners, can identify with and, like her, may have struggled to understand. She enjoys writing stories and characters steeped in the lyrical traditions and mystical surroundings of the Deep South where she grew up. A transplanted Texan, Deborah lives in Montana with her husband and children. When not working on her next novel or article, she enjoys doing pet therapy work with her golden retriever, and volunteering in animal rescue.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3267 KB
  • Print Length: 457 pages
  • Publisher: WRITE MONTANA (Jan. 4 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OUJGNS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,766 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am currently reading this book and so far I really like it. I will rate it at 4, but would like to consider once I complete it. This is one of the quotes that I read in this book which I really liked. "Men do crazy things sometimes, Becky. We do things without thinking them through. If it seems right at the moment, we just jump in." That is so true and I have seen it happening so many times in my life, and it happens often in this story. However, the story actually is more about a mother who does many stupid things without thinking and it is so sad that this type of child abuse is happening all the time in our world, and we wonder why so many children grow up with "angry spirits". Good job, Deborah Epperson, in depicting a very common problem in our society. I am sitting here now watching a "real life" story of this on the Dr. Phil show. Sad, so sad!

I finished this book today, Jan. 23, 2015 and it has some very interesting twists to it, not exactly a romance, not exactly a mystery and not exactly a self-help book, but it has a little bit of all of those things. The story is told by the main character, Rebecca (Becky) or Twig as her father and "young love" called her. I guess this quote from the story would be a good description of what the main theme is about:"It's ok, Papa and Johnny always called me Twig." Frank smiled. "Is that because you're so little?" "Yes sir, and because a twig has to be flexible to survive. Papa said a twig must bend or a bad wind will break it. He told me to think of myself as a twig."

The story has some hard parts to read, but unfortunately real life is often hard to live too. The author did a great job of telling a difficult story, and left some things to the reader's imagination in the ending. I like a book that doesn't tell one the ending in the beginning first pages. Thanks for a great read, Deborah Epperson!
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I really wish the description of this book had mentioned the child-rape that occurs in the first pages, and then the horrible physical abuse that is intimately described in the first chapter. I am afraid that I had to delete the book without getting past the first chapter. I read that far hoping that it would get better.
Having lived through such abuse, I do not want to read about it for pleasure. I will never know if the rest of the book is worth reading, and because life it too short and there are so many other great books to read, this one is no longer in my collection.
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Any book that can make me happy, sad, horrified and mad all at the same time is a good book. It's an easy read, there are no complicated plots with sub-plots and mysterious characters. But sometimes the emotions a book can evoke are more cathartic than trying to figure out "who done it".....
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The book took several unexpected turns. It's a must-finish. The content, however, is not for everyone: a child living through mental and physical abuse from her own mother is troubling to start.
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I really enjoy this book. It lest me with trying to figure out her next moves. Very enjoyable a good read
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