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 A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself Book Review 2021 by Peter Ho Davies

Book Review: A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself
Author: Peter Ho Davies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: January 5, 2021

From the blurb:
A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself Book 2021 Review  “A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself traces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results at once catastrophic and uncertain. A second pregnancy ends in a fraught birth, a beloved child, the purgatory of further tests—and questions that reverberate down the years.
 
When does sorrow turn to shame?
When does love become labor?
When does chance become choice?
When does a diagnosis become destiny?
And when does fact become fiction?
 
This spare, graceful narrative chronicles the flux of parenthood, marriage, and the day-to-day practice of loving someone. As challenging as it is vulnerable, as furious as it is tender, as touching as it is darkly comic, Peter Ho Davies's new novel is an unprecedented depiction of fatherhood.”
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It was a delight to read a book so well written, filled with beautiful language and imagery, that touched on such very deep subjects of both abortion and parenthood. Though the central issue is shame. The title comes from the quote by Anais Nin: “Shame is the lie someone told you about yourself.”

I just get shivers when I read that sentence, because I know it is true. It has been true for me and I imagine for just about everyone else that’s ever lived.

At points, I felt the book to be burdensome in it’s never-ending subject of shame. But I think that’s because shame is such an uncomfortable feeling. It makes us feel so bad about ourselves. Until we remember that it’s a lie. That we learned. Because someone told us a lie about ourselves.

This is a beautiful, if heavy book. If you are in the mood to read a difficult book that tells an essential truth about ourselves, then I highly recommend this book. If you are looking for a frivolous, humorous, light beach read, I’d give it a pass. 5 stars for this book!

Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for allowing me early access to this gorgeous book. Best of luck to the author with his continued literary career.

This review will be posted on NetGalley, Goodreads and Amazon.

A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself Book Review 2021 by Peter Ho Davies |A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself Book 2021 pdf Download

A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself Book Review 2021 by Peter Ho Davies |A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself Book 2021 pdf Download

Hardcover :- 240 pages
Expected publication: January 5th 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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