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Bluff Island Rescue Service

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A Memoir
Stephanie Hubbard

The last time I read a book twice was in grade school (when I couldn't get enough of Charlotte's Web). And now here I am picking up Bluff Island Rescue Service again after finishing it last week. I am that enthralled with the story -- and Stephanie Hubbard's writing. It's one of the best and most unique memoirs I've ever read. With brutal honesty, wit, and grace, Stephanie recalls what life was like growing up on the isolated island that her brilliant and charismatic father moved her and family to in 1968.

From almost the beginning, his out-of-control alcoholism sets the stage for the emotional abuse and dysfunction yet to come. Lest you think,''Why would I want to read about dysfunction and abuse?!'' please hear me out! By the time you come to the last page of this book (which I guarantee you won't be able to put down), part of you will feel transformed right along with the author. The magic of Stephanie's writing is that she engages you to the point that you feel as if you're in the story with her yourself.

You'll see through her eyes as a young vulnerable girl who lives for her father's approval, you'll cry with her during her tumultuous teen years, and your heart will break for her as she follows in her father's alcoholic footsteps. By book's end, you'll be cheering her on as she transforms into the insightful woman, wife, and mother she is today as an award-winning documentary film editor in L.A.

The journey in between has it all: depth, wisdom, suspense, humor. What this woman has experienced is unlike anything you've ever read, yet the insights she brings to it all makes you take an honest look at your own life, and whether you've endured years of dysfunction or were born into the Cleaver family, you will be inspired to expand your heart and live the authentic life you've always wanted for yourself. Not only is this a ''good read,'' it's an important one.

#17222 - Paperback Book - 337 pgs
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