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Learn more. To ask Tracy Barone questions, please sign up. I just read Happy Family and I have to say the book stayed with me long after I finished it. I devoured it in about two days because Cheri and her story is so intense and complex that I couldn't put it down. I confess that I didn't like her at times but I admire her strength and willingness to pick herself back up. I liked the ending as well. What or who inspired you to write this story?
Tracy Barone Thank you so much, Adriana. Glad you enjoyed the book. I was inspired by the Tolstoy quote and wanting to explore how we never know our parents outsid …more Thank you so much, Adriana. I was inspired by the Tolstoy quote and wanting to explore how we never know our parents outside of their roles as our parents, and what if we did? Would it allow us to find forgiveness for the secrets and lies, and ultimately change the story we tell ourselves about ourselves?
Cheri was loosely based on a friend of mine from college who was studying comparative religion with me and unexpectedly became a cop. I wanted to create a protagonist who was full of dichotomies, yearning for connection but pushing it away with both hands Write a comment See 1 answer from Tracy Barone…. Combine Editions. Tracy Barone Average rating: 3. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Upcoming Events. No scheduled events. Add an event. Tracy is Currently Reading.
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For not doing enough or being enough. Then forgive others You know the list. And take responsibility. We create our reality with our choices in relationships, what we say about ourselves to ourselves. A little in front of us, some behind. If you could pull back and up to see how it all connects to the ocean, if you could see the whole story of all of your parents and their parents, would it alter your memories of them? That your terribly imperfect parents were perfect for you, that your life could only have been written by and for you.
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