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  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Deception of Livvy Higgs
  • Donna Morrissey
  • English
  • 08 August 2020
  • 9780670066056

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Donna Morrissey Ñ 6 Free download Review ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Morrissey Free read î The Deception of Livvy Higgs ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB He battle of the Atlantic in World War II then leaps ahead to the bedside of the elder LivvyCaught between a troubled past and her present and worsening living conditions Livvy is forced to pick apart the lies and secrets told by her greedy prideful father Durwin Higgs who judges her a failure and her formidable Grandmother Creed who has mysteriously aligned herself with Liv. This book was published in 2012 It being on my list to read for uite some timeBut memoir and other non fiction always takes priority I ve read all of Donna Morrissey s previous books and this one is definitely a favouriteI like the realness and depth of her characters It s as close to memoir as I feel fiction can come The dialogue always so wonderful and real spoken by unforgettable charactersThis book is about uncovering secrets and lies and ghosts of the pastHer words just say it so much beautifully than I am ablePage 252Can t imagine spending my life staking out enemies then finding at the end there weren t none only my own fool heartIn the interview with Donna Morrissey at the back of the book I like when she says Mostly I wanted to show how the past can influence our present if we don t go back through the years and learn what our wounds are and reframe them through the mature eyes of adulthood over those of the deflective defensive eyes of the childAnd I so agreeShe also says And yet it is not the history of our place that compels me to write but the individuals who lived there and the love tragedies and triumphs of the human heartI also had been unaware of the extent of Halifax s involvement in the war which made that part interestingDonna also says I believe that when we are betrayed in our younger years by those who love us most it wounds us in ways that take greatness and the grace of God to overcomeMany are even unaware of their wounds their pain is felt by their loved ones on whom they project their hurtsWhat else can I say I loved the realness of this book It s a great read If you haven t read it pick it up give it a go

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Donna Morrissey Ñ 6 Free download Review ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Morrissey Free read î The Deception of Livvy Higgs ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Vy's father despite their mutual hatredTending to Livvy during her illness is her young next door neighbour Gen a single mother and social work student Overnight a violent scene embroils the two in each other's lives in a manner that will entwine them forever In The Deception of Livvy Higgs the inimitable Morrissey has written a powerful tale the Stone Angel of the East Coas. I loved Donna Morrissey s writing Mind you I always love her writing We Canadians tell stories in a very different mannerIf you ever have a chance to attend a Donna Morrissey reading grab the opportunity I saw her at Harbourfront in Toronto during the International Festival of Authors She breathed life into her characters What an actor It was a reading as a reading should be

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Donna Morrissey Ñ 6 Free download Review ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Morrissey Free read î The Deception of Livvy Higgs ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB For two traumatic days Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks while the ghost of her younger self leads her back through a past devastated by lies and secrets The story opens in Halifax in 2009 travels back to the French Shore of Newfoundland during the mid thirties and the heyday of the Maritime shipping industry makes its way to wartorn Halifax during t. I knew The Deception of Livvy Higgs was going to break my heart from the opening chapter Canadian author Donna Morrissey has done it to me before her prize winning first novel Kit s Law is a favourite of mine Livvy Higgs is an eighty year old woman living alone in Halifax Livvy is growing tired she seems to be losing track of time and can t keep up with her day to day chores As a winter storm batters the city Livvy lies down just to rest a bit But Livvy is than just tired in fact she is having a series of mini heart attacks And as she drifts in and out of consciousness she dreams If there s one good thing age has taken from me it s the burden of memories In the past eighty years they ve burned themselves out leaving little than a spattering of images that dim and glow like embers in the receding path of the fire they once were But the memories are returning as she weakens She dreams of the past and her life and what led her to the house she lives in We are transported back to 1930 s Newfoundland where young Livvy lives with her mother Cecile and shopkeeper father Durwin in the French outport of Sables d Or There are unspoken undercurrents between her parents and hints of a deal between her father and her maternal Grandmother Creed despite the fact that they despise each other Solace for Livvy and her mother is found in the raucous household of Missus Louis The house is overrun with children noise food chores animalsand love Livvy s present day neighbour Gen a single mom to young Ronny checks on Livvy as she tries to venture out but doesn t realize that she is ill Gen has her own set of problems The story is told from past to present with Livvy uncovering and remembering and of her life Livvy has been subjected to secrets lies and manipulation since she was a small child I sit digging at my palms digging out nuggets of stories Mother seamed into my bones I chink them into being like a miner and they fall onto my lap like ill fitting pieces that fossilized before truth set them right I search amongst them for the girl cloaking herself against a too horrible truth and who curls now inside the silence of an old woman s heart her feelings too deep to be told Morrissey s prose just grab me and sueeze They are raw and powerful painting vivid pictures and evoke such strong emotions Livvy s bewilderment heartache anger and reclamation of her life made my heart ache Livvy was the character who touched me the most I think she reminded me a bit of my own gran but all of the players were just as well drawn I wanted to stay and visit with the boisterous Louis family shout at her father console her mother and dance with Henri Morrissey weaves much historical detail into her tale The history of the shipping trade in Newfoundland and the importance of the Halifax Harbour during the war provided a rich backdrop to Livvy s story Having visited Halifax last summer I was able to vividly picture what Morrissey was describing It really brought the book to life for me The Deception of Livvy Higgs stayed with me long after I turned the last page This is one I ll definitely be recommending Willow Point A Harbour Falls Mystery #2 up with her day to day chores As a winter storm batters the city Livvy lies down just to rest a bit But Livvy is than just tired in fact she is having a series of mini heart attacks And as she drifts in and out of consciousness she dreams If there s one good thing age has taken from me it s the burden of memories In the past eighty years they ve burned themselves out leaving little than a spattering of images that dim and glow like embers in the receding path of the fire they once were But the memories are returning as she weakens She dreams of the past and her life and what led her to the house she lives in We are transported back to 1930 s Newfoundland where young Livvy lives with her mother Cecile and shopkeeper father Durwin in the French outport of Sables d Or There are Proud Rancher Precious Bundle unspoken Playing Doctor Fandom Hearts #5 undercurrents between her parents and hints of a deal between her father and her maternal Grandmother Creed despite the fact that they despise each other Solace for Livvy and her mother is found in the raucous household of Missus Louis The house is overrun with children noise food chores animalsand love Livvy s present day neighbour Gen a single mom to young Ronny checks on Livvy as she tries to venture out but doesn t realize that she is ill Gen has her own set of problems The story is told from past to present with Livvy Panzer Ace: The Memoirs of an Iron Cross Panzer Commander from Barbarossa to Normandy uncovering and remembering and of her life Livvy has been subjected to secrets lies and manipulation since she was a small child I sit digging at my palms digging out nuggets of stories Mother seamed into my bones I chink them into being like a miner and they fall onto my lap like ill fitting pieces that fossilized before truth set them right I search amongst them for the girl cloaking herself against a too horrible truth and who curls now inside the silence of an old woman s heart her feelings too deep to be told Morrissey s prose just grab me and sueeze They are raw and powerful painting vivid pictures and evoke such strong emotions Livvy s bewilderment heartache anger and reclamation of her life made my heart ache Livvy was the character who touched me the most I think she reminded me a bit of my own gran but all of the players were just as well drawn I wanted to stay and visit with the boisterous Louis family shout at her father console her mother and dance with Henri Morrissey weaves much historical detail into her tale The history of the shipping trade in Newfoundland and the importance of the Halifax Harbour during the war provided a rich backdrop to Livvy s story Having visited Halifax last summer I was able to vividly picture what Morrissey was describing It really brought the book to life for me The Deception of Livvy Higgs stayed with me long after I turned the last page This is one I ll definitely be recommending