Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Why Ruin Another Life, Anthony Weathers
Synopsis: This story was told to Anthony Weathers years ago. Upon hearing it, he felt compelled to write a story based on these tragic, true events. Why Ruin Another Life is set in the 1970s in black Mississippi. It is a generational journey about how lives can be altered by an event or person. Hattie is black woman in her thirties who sets off a chain of events that unravel, creating a domino effect. It affects the lives of her daughter, granddaughter, and everyone around them. This one event caused a thunderstorm for generations to come, and the lessons learned were very costly.
Thoughts: DISCLOSURE: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.
This was a real page turner...once I started reading, I read it all the way through in about an hour and a half. It's a very dynamic story of several generations of family dysfunction. I would love to see it as a movie in the future.
My only "complaint" is that I would have liked to have had a bit more of the present day at the very end, to sort of tie it back to the beginning.