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|Read Pdf ⚢ Thank You for All Things Î At twelve, Lucy Marie McGowan already knows she ll be a psychologist when she grows up And her quirky and conflicted family provides plenty of opportunity for her to practice her calling Now Lucy, her profoundly gifted twin brother, Milo, her commitment phobic mother, and her New Age grandmother are leaving Chicago for Timber Falls, Wisconsin, to care for her dying grandfather a complex and difficult man whose failure as a husband and father still painfully echoes down through the yearsLucy believes her time in the rural town where the McGowan story began will provide a key piece to the puzzle of her family s broken past, and perhaps even reveal the truth about her own missing father But what she discovers is so much a lesson about the paradoxes of love and the grace of forgiveness that the adults around her will need help in remembering if their family is ever to find peace and embrace the future By turns heart wrenching and heart mending, Thank You for All Things is a powerful and poignant novel by a brilliant storyteller who illustrates that when it comes to matters of family and love, often it is the innocent who force others to confront their darkest secrets I found myself LOL throughout the book right down to the last few chapters and pages of the book From the minute I began to read I was hooked trying to figure out how the title related with the story line As the story continued and as I continued to read, I soon forgot about figuring out the title and then focused my thoughts on figuring out the ultimate quest of the main character Lucy who strived to find the answer to the ultimate question Whose my father As Lucy searches to find out I found myself LOL throughout the book right down to the last few chapters and pages of the book From the minute I began to read I was hooked trying to figure out how the title related with the story line As the story continued and as I continued to read, I soon forgot about figuring out the title and then focused my thoughts on figuring out the ultimate quest of the main character Lucy who strived to find the answer to the ultimate question Whose my father As Lucy searches to find out who her father is, she not only eventually finds out who he is, but along the way she discovers hidden family secrets that were buried with the hopes of never resurfacing And wishing she had never set the quest out to find her father What I learned from this book tied into the title Thank You for All Things This novel was a constant reminder to be thankful for all things no matter how hard or bad things are in your life Or how hard life has treated you We should all be thankful for all things good or bad Sandra Kring s third novel, Thank You For All Things, holds within its pages themes and voices I love to read about family, sacrifice, love, surprise, forgiveness, home, belonging, and relationships particularly between mothers and daughters and fathers and daughters Kring s newest novel also has themes that are painful family violence, human death and death of a dream, and betrayal Kring doesn t whitewash the secret dark side of family however, she doesn t grab readers by the throat with Sandra Kring s third novel, Thank You For All Things, holds within its pages themes and voices I love to read about family, sacrifice, love, surprise, forgiveness, home, belonging, and relationships particularly between mothers and daughters and fathers and daughters Kring s newest novel also has themes that are painful family violence, human death and death of a dream, and betrayal Kring doesn t whitewash the secret dark side of family however, she doesn t grab readers by the throat with it, screaming at them to Listen I have a point to make here The focus of Kring s novelheavily relies on the characters and their quirks, their hopes, fears, and ideals, and the power of Family to shape who and what we become whether it is to embrace, deny, or accept our pasts With humor and love, even in the dark places, Kring doesn t exhaust the reader, but instead delights.A character driven novel must deliver and indeed Kring does a beautiful job of bringing her characters to life, especially Lucy McGowan, the eleven year old narrator of Thank You For All Things Although, despite Lucy s intellect, at times I questioned the sophistication of her language and her views of the world around her, things that life and time usually bring instead of intelligence That said, I went along for the ride, and as good writers will do, and Kring did, I mostly accepted Lucy s voice and musings as Truth, and I owe this to Kring also allowing Lucy her child side, that innocence that only a young girl who hasn t fully lived her life, or born all life s surprises both good and bad , will possess.More than anything, Lucy wants to find her father since Lucy s mother will not give up her secret, Lucy must create fathers from her imagination maybe skater Scott Hamilton is her father, maybe her father donated sperm to a sperm bank, maybe alternatively, she longs for her mother to find happiness with family friend Peter, whom Lucy hopes will become her Father Figure but only if she can find her real father s identity first and ask his permission to love Peter It doesn t help matters that Lucy s mother is not only silent about Lucy s father, but she will not speak of her own father.The secrets are slowly revealed when idealistic Lucy, her pessimistic mother, her quirky new age grandmother, and Lucy s super gifted twin brother are forced to leave their apartment in the city to temporarily live in Lucy s mother s childhood home in a small town There, Lucy s grandfather lies dying, and long buried secrets bubble under the surface As these secrets are discovered, they shatter Lucy s dreams of not only what her Family is and was, but her dreams of what kind of men her father, and the grandfather she begins to love and accept, are As the story and the secrets build, build, and then finally erupt, Lucy and her family are sucked into the vortex of a violent past where one generation often follows another unless the chains are broken and new choices are made.Kring s solid character development and storytelling allthan made up for any editor s musings I had I was engaged with her characters, in love with Peter, rooted for Lucy s mother to let loose her anxiety, ached with Lucy as she discovered her grandmother s and then her mother s secret pasts, laughed at Lucy s funny little brother and her eccentric Ommmm grandmother, felt all the hopes, dreams, disappointments, and at last, finally, the satisfying ending that I always love comes one where I sigh with a smile and close the book, glad the author did not cheat me at the end review from RT I really like this author Each of her books is told from the vantage point of a child who is real and wise and innocent and suffering because of choices those who love her have made Lucy is the main character in this one and the thing I love about her the most is that she isn t afraid to feel deeply both the high s and low s of life. i LOVE sandra kring i LOVE this book oh my what a great read i tho t her other books were good, well this one does NOT disappoint go get it RIGHT NOW and read it i love lucy if nothing else it teaches you a lesson, you might want to know something in the worst way and then when you find it out well you just might wonder why.oh a great read kindle d for 4.99