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- DescriptionNow in paperback-in the bestselling tradition of The Glass Castle and The Liar's Club comes the captivating memoir of a young girl forced by her mother's instability to care for her siblings. Even if others abandon you, you must never abandon yourself. This simple truth became Terry Helwig's lifeline as she was forced to grow up too soon. Terry grew up the oldest of six girls in the big-sky country of the American Southwest, where she attended twelve schools in eleven years. Helwig's stepfather Davy, a good-hearted and loving man, proudly purchased a mobile home to enable his family to move more easily from one oil town to ather, where Davy eked out a living in the oil fields. Terry's mother, Carola Jean, a wild rose whose love often pierced those who tried to claim her, had little interest in the confines of home and motherhood. In Davy's absence, she sought companionship in local watering holes-a pastime she dubbed visiting Timbuktu. She repeatedly left Terry in charge of the household and her five younger sisters. Despite Carola Jean's genuine attempts to better herself, her life spiraled ever downward as Terry struggled to keep the family whole. In the midst of transience and upheaval, Terry and her sisters forged an uncommon bond of sisterhood that withstood the erosion of Davy and Carola Jean's marriage. But ultimately, to keep her own dreams alive, Terry had to decide when to hold on to what she loved and when to let go. Unflinching in its portrayal, yet told with humor and compassion, Terry Helwig's lumius memoir, Moonlight on Lileum, explores a family's inner and outer landscapes of hope, despair, and redemption. It will make you laugh, cry, and hunger for more.
- Author BiographyTeresa Helwig graduated with an MA in counseling psychology and for many years was a human development specialist, writing, lecturing, and leading workshops on personal growth and spiritual development. She is the founder and curator of The Thread Project and she and her husband currently divide their time between South Carolina and Florida.
- Author(s)Terry Helwig
- PublisherHoward Books
- Date of Publication01/05/2012
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHoward Books
- Content Note8 pg b-w insert
- Weight278 g
- Width139 mm
- Height214 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Foreword bySue Monk Kidd
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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