06. October 2017 - 19:00 till 21:00
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Books-N-Time Presents Silverton Author, Linda Atwell! | Books N Time | Friday, 06. October 2017

Books-N-Time welcomes Silverton author, Linda Atwell as she shares her new book, "Loving Lindsey" on October 6, 2017—First Friday!

Linda Atwell and her strong-willed daughter, Lindsey—a high-functioning young ***** with intellectual disabilities—have always had a complicated relationship. But when Lindsey graduates from Silverton High School at nineteen and gets a job at Goodwill, she also moves into a newly remodeled cottage in her parents' backyard—and Linda believes that all their difficult times may finally be behind them.

Life, however, proves not to be so simple. As Lindsey plunges into adulthood, she experiments with ***, considers a tubal ligation, and at twenty quits Goodwill and runs away with Emmett, a man more than twice her age. As Lindsey grows closer to Emmett, she slips further away from her family—but Linda, determined to save her daughter, refuses to give up. A touching memoir with unexpected moments of joy and humor, Loving Lindsey is a story about independence, rescue, resilience, and, most of all, love.

Advance praise:
“Atwell’s evocative descriptions provide added depth to the characters, particularly Lindsey, whose voice emanates from the pages. A brutally honest, affecting memoir of family
resilience.” —Kirkus Reviews