Top positive review
Heartbreaking and somehow inspiring memoir of overcoming one's difficult legacy in life and love
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020
...., family, addiction, harmful romantic relationships and all. If you loved Sweetbitter or memoirs like Wild, Educated, Glass Castle or Leslie Jamison's The Recovering, Stray is for you. The author is not easy on herself as she moves from a childhood marred with violence and addiction to adulthood. There are many tender moments (of a single mom trying to raise two girls before a tragic accident) and renewal (how to accept a more stable kind of love and adult relationship not based on conflict is something many of us can relate to, I'd wager). One of those books where the effect will linger long after you put it down. A short, intense read. Like Dept. of Speculation, the kind of book you'll pick up year after year.