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Turmoil, A Novel

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Worth reading 😎

A dive into a traumatized life across decades and countries. Not all families are full of laughter and fun.

I found this story very interesting. If it accomplished nothing else, it got me to exploring events that are noted in the story. I love to research such things. I looked up on incident to verify if it really happened to discover that the description in the book was spot on. I will be looking into the others just for the fun of it.


The narrator warns the reader that the story goes in a convulated way and follows quite a few rabbits. She is correct. It does ramble, but it does so like the narrator is actually sitting there, telling the tale to the reader.


I would not call the story riveting, but I did find the relationship with the narrator's mother to be unique. It was the telling of the various relationships that really stood out in this book.


If grammar and punctuation is highly important to you, tread carefully. I found numerous run on sentences, missing commas, and formatting issues. While they did make me pause, it was the relationships and the curiousity I have of mental health in families that kept me going.


Overall, I think this is a book you should read if you like to step outside the mainstream writing and authors who have a creative way of getting a story across to you.

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About the author

Cassandra Malcolm is one of my pen names. Under other names I have written seven nonfiction books for major publishers such as Prentice-Hall, Van Nostrand Reinhold, Pearson Education, and Cognella Academic. For ten years I was a featured writer for The Antique Collector magazine in London. view profile

Published on October 25, 2019

50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Literary Fiction

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