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    They Left Us Everything

    I am at a loss as to why the author wrote this book. No one's life is perfect and we all have family issues - but why the need to write a "memoir" of two such unlikeable people? The father beat his children, abandon his daughter at boarding school and abused his dog - yet she somehow wants us to like him as the "good" parent. I still have not figured out exactly who or what her mother was - eccentric? selfish? cruel? It is impossible to get to know these people - mostly, I think, because the author hasn't figured that out herself.
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    Great read

    This felt like a long love letter to a place and to family. For anyone who has had to deal with the death of parents and the dispersal of a lifetime of acquisitions loaded with memories...you must read this book
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    So real

    A true reflection of the conflicting feelings in a family Powerful and moving. I feel like I know this family
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    Great read

    Wonderful touching and heartfelt story. Makes you nostalgic for your own family history. Thanks for giving us a peek inside yours.
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