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PDF ´ BOOK The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins ð Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing aboutA history loving girl Lyndon Baines Hawkins's relentless search for the truth puts her in direct opposition to her fusspot grandmother’s need to keep up appearances Lyndie knows lots about history she can tell you who PresFriend was the gruesome diseases of Civil War soldiers and where her Hawkins ancestors built log houses near her home town of Love’s Forge Tennessee But when it comes to her Ma and Daddy her knowledge is full of holes Nobody talks about what happened to her veteran Daddy during the Vietnam war and why he Good gravy The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins is an incredible read Gail's prose is witty beyond belief and not in a slapstick kind of way It's of a Celeste Ng kind of wit where it gets you right in the gut and you're snort laughing and waking everyone up in the house But this book isn't just a funny tale It deals with PTSD grief alcoholism family and friendship in a heart wrenching look at everything from war to foster care and the many and varied ways we can all hurt and heal one another Honestly I am recommending this book to every single parent I know With snapshots of Lyndie's real history it provides an unflinching look at life when family isn't perfect and enough heartache VELVET and laughter The Holyrollercoaster in ScriptureLand I was screaming to help anyone get through

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“came home different” or why her Ma stays locked in her room for days or how come they had to sell the house Lyndie grew up in and move in with her strict grandparents And Lyndie’s grandma Lady is determined to mold Lyndie into a “nice” southern girl who knows how to keep uiet about family secrets Lyndon Baines Hawkins lives in Love's Forge Tennessee and is surrounded by history She is about to turn twelve and has a burning need to get the historical details right She takes seriously the uote by Harry Truman inside the Love's Forge History Museum that says The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know The location allows for exploration of the Civil War and the time setting 1985 expands the scope to include the Vietnam War as Lyndie and many of her friends are the children of veterans One of her favorite people is Mrs Dooley the librarian who helps her look up primary sources Since this is the 80's the research is done primarily through books and microfiche No Google searches here This book not only addresses the family strife from dealing with the fallout of serving in Vietnam but also takes on the foster system and manages to include some kickboxing knitting and baking I loved it and highly recommend itThe thing is I say desperately you can never be totally sure of the effect what you do or say will have If you're in the middle of something you can't see how it all fits together You never know until after when you look back That's the whole point of learning history Lyndon Baines Hawkins

BOOK Ñ The True History of Lyndie B Hawkins É Gail Shepherd

The True History of Lyndie B HawkinsEveryone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing aboutA history loving girl Lyndon Baines Hawkins's relentless search for the truth puts her in direct opposition to her fusspot grandmother’s need to keep up appearances Lyndie knows lots about history she can tell you who President Lincoln’s best “I think the truth is a place you can only move toward like walking toward the horizon Even though you know you’ll never get all the way there”So says Lyndie B Hawkins the uick tempered uick witted and completely endearing main character and narrator of this story Lyndie an 11 year old historian in the making is in the “category of people who ask uestions” She wants to know why she and her parents have to live with her appearances are everything grandmother Lady She wants to know why her father a recently unemployed Vietnam veteran who just lost a dear friend is changing into someone she doesn’t recognize She wants to know and she’s not going to stop asking until she gets the truth—or as close to it as she can getShepherd’s story is middle grade at its best I stayed up far too late finishing LYNDIE because I had to know what would happen to Lyndie and her father to Lady and “delinuent” DB to do gooder Dawn and Velvet the fawn The characters are deep and real the pace is uick and engaging and sewn throughout like the pieces of a patchwork uilt are these timely and beautiful themes history is changeable heroes are flawed and the truth is worth seeking even if it can never fully be found