North of Normal

North of Normal

A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Counterculture Family, and How I Survived Both

eBook - 2014
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Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781443424400
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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SCL_BookClubs
Sep 25, 2017

Our Art Lovers Book Club ended up giving this a 5 out of 10. It seems to be a book you either love or hate, with some rating the book as high as an 8 and some giving it just a 1 or a 2. Of course, books that have such diverse opinions are sometimes the best to discuss, which was definitely the case with this title.

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chrisbee55
May 16, 2017

Wow, what a story and I am so surprised that she survived such a childhood. A very good read. From such a humble upbringing she sure had an adventurous life. I am glad that her life took such a turn, modelling in Europe and now she is married to a wonderful man with a family of her own. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a different good book to read.

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runningbeat
Feb 14, 2017

They lived a real hippie life in the bush in Alberta and BC, many places I recognized which made it interesting.
Cea did a good job describing her dysfunctional family and wild wilderness childhood.
Book made me smile at times.
A good read.

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BeckyR21
Feb 12, 2017

A very interesting read. Amazing, unbelievable stories. Even after reading the book, I still have no idea how anyone could have survived. Hard to believe she has even more to tell in her follow up book. Looking forward to checking it out as well.

AL_LINDA Aug 29, 2016

What a childhood Cea endured! How did she overcome the obstacles?? I'm in awe of her ability to understand and seek a different life. Great book, couldn't put it down.

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stephanievd
May 08, 2016

I read this book awhile ago and still revisit it from time to time. It's a crazy, good story and I finished it in one night. This is a story that is worth reading and it will really put perspective on your own life.

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janetmJones
Mar 04, 2016

This was quite an eye-opener! I lived such an idyllic childhood, that it is almost impossible to realize that there are people who grew up so differently. Cea was an amazing child, to have been aware at a young age, that she was in a situation that she knew was not "normal". Then it was quite amazing that she actually had the "gumption" to get herself away from that lifestyle!

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kimav
Jan 04, 2016

A very interesting read. Amazing story. I really felt for the author - what a life!

gsplmarley Jul 09, 2015

A great read for anyone who enjoyed The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

LibraryKat_1 May 20, 2015

This book is worth the read. I couldn't put this book down and finished it in one night. It is such an interesting read to learn how Cea and her family lived for some many years.

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Nov 02, 2014

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