Blunt Force Winds

Blunt Force Winds

by Gail Huntley

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BN ID: 2940014512053
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 289
File size: 952 KB

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Blunt Force Winds 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh, cry, feel sad, angry but in the end happy. Gail is a survivor and I wish her and all her family the best.
palmbeachprincess More than 1 year ago
Blunt Force Winds by Gail Huntley is the unique life story of someone who was born the third child of five to a dairy farmer in Canton, New York, and grew up to forge her own path. From the very beginning, she tackles life head-on; “Life was a challenge from the start, and I loved it because I always won.” When her family decides to move off of the farm that she loves, her life is changed irrevocably. She finds herself in a world that is filled with cruelty and danger, which she escapes from in the woods. The powerful scenes depicting her father’s alcohol-fueled rage will undoubtedly move readers. Her adulthood is equally turbulent. At 18, she loses her virginity to Kenneth, who tells her that it is impossible to get pregnant the very first time; a few months later, she finds herself pregnant and married to him. After her son, Ricky, witnesses Kenneth choking her, she vows “that this little boy would never witness such violence again.” Her second husband, Stewart, has a temper as vitriolic as her father and her first husband and she soon finds herself in a similar situation, facing death. She must confront mortality, sobriety, and sanity guided only by “The Voice.” Despite the adversity that she has faced throughout her life, Gail Huntley remains positive; “Each day is the beginning of a new wonder. I jump out of bed, open the door, race down the steps and fly out the bee-lined path knowing I could be stung, living life to the fullest.” Blunt Force Winds takes readers on a journey through the author’s life, the story of a survivor, whose willpower and determination helped her to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds time and again. This unique memoir will appeal to a broad range of readers with its inspirational message of triumph and survivorship.