On October 20, 1992, life for one East Texas family changed forever. Following the devastating sudden death of her father, Sharon Brown Keith embarked on a journey of grief and healing, of acceptance and personal growth and transformation.
In this moving memoir about love, loss, and letting go, Keith shares her recollections about growing up and coming of age under the tender and steadfast guidance of her father and hero. Weaving humor and popular culture throughout her heartfelt story, she reminds us that our pasts make us who we are in the present and that we can indeed encourage something truly positive to emerge from our darkest moments.
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What a great read! Mockingbird Moments, By Sharon Brown Keith, is a wonderfully poignant memoir of the life of an East Texas girl and how the events of her life shaped her into the strong woman she is today. The reader is hooked by Sharon’s childhood antics, her humor, and emotions. As I was reading, I could truly feel the emotions leap off of the page; whether it was emotional teenage angst, a bride about to have a meltdown, or a young expectant mother who just lost her father, she tells her reader about how she navigated her way through life. As many southern women can attest, she was deeply defined by the relationship that she held with her father. As she lives in the present, but flashes back to the past events, it all evolved around her father. There were other family members and friends who greatly impacted her, but she is who she is today, because of the father who raised her. Mockingbird moments – those ones that are extraordinary – happened throughout her life, though most of them she did not recognize as extraordinary until many years later. Those Mockingbird Moments are precious to her. What are your Mockingbird Moments? If you’ve not read Mockingbird Moments yet, I highly recommend that you get a copy and read it. (Have a box of tissue ready, because you’ll need them. I went through a whole box before the end!)