All I Need to Get By: A Novel

All I Need to Get By: A Novel

by Sophfronia Scott
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All I Need to Get By 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many people consider 'going home' to be looked forward to. For Crystal 'Crita' Carter, it is something to be dreaded. Crita had left Lorain, Ohio, to become a successful tax accountant in Manhattan. She thought her past was behind her and to be ignored. Yet when news came of her father's illness, Crita felt duty-bound to return. Once home, Crita feels as though her life has been thrown into chaos. ...................... Lincoln 'Linc' is the brother Crita has always looked up to. (They share a bad secret.) But Linc's charms no longer sooth everything down as they once did. His behavior has worsened. .................... Demetrius 'Tree' Templeton is a school teacher. He is also Crita's former lover. Tree has always been sturdy for her. Crita will need to lean on him again as she faces down her dark history. ................... **** Author Sophfronia Scott does a masterful job of bringing to life the characters in her novel 'All I Need To Get By'. I could easily care for and understand the characters that seemed so real to me. Here is a book that shows how strongly blood binds families together, even at the worst of times. Recommended. ****
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a novel for everyone who has felt the ache of a family secret, the bite of a sibling's betrayal, the reflected guilt of a loved one's shame. In Crita, Sophfronia Scott presents that most under-appreciated of women: the quiet one who jeopardizes her own dreams to hold the family together. All I Need to Get By is a moving story of a Crita's struggle to come to terms with the decline of her beloved family: a once-powerful father weakens, an adored brother descends into drug-induced deception and evasion, a mother used to playing the submissive is suddenly thrust into the position of the family decision-maker. Against this backdrop, Crita and her sisters battle to keep the family ties firm as the world crumbles beneath their feet.