Review: . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang –by Micki Pelosi

whippoorwillSpanning more than fifty years, …And the Whippoorwill Sang is Micki Pelosi’s memoir of family life. Married at 17, she and her husband Butch raised their six kids on a shoestring, living mostly in the eastern US.

What sets this memoir apart is the warmth and wit of its author, who paints a wonderful picture of family life, and whose husband and children come across as unique and memorable individuals. But there is a tragedy interwoven into the chronicle: one of the children is struck by a drunk driver and lingers in intensive care for ten terrible days. This ordeal is related in stages through the chronological story.

I was unable to purchase …And the Whippoorwill Sang in book form in Canada, so I bought the Kindle version, something I don’t as a rule do because I have to sit at my computer to read it on a Kindle for PC. This turned out to be no hardship because the book was so easy to read. It is a wonderful, sometimes hilarious, story of life back in the sixties and seventies, and a poignant memoir of love and loss.

My rating: 5 stars

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