Plot: The memoir is honest, sometimes funny, painfully honest, and engaging. The author's story is well told and well paced.
Prose: The author's prose is eloquent and a pleasure to read. Despite her hardships, Popham is never self-pitying.
Originality: While memoirs about spiritual journeys are nothing new, this one is compelling and fresh. The author is often self-effacing and refrains from proselytizing.
Character Development: Both the author and her daughter are brought to life in this memorable memoir. Readers get a good sense of the characters' lives and struggles.
Date Submitted: May 17, 2017