Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

by Lauren B. Davis

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ISBN-13: 9781877655722
Publisher: Wordcraft of Oregon
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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Our Daily Bread 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
janicedix2 More than 1 year ago
I just finished Our Daily Bread and loved every minute of it. It was a thrilling ride. I loved the fact is is based on a true story, and that the characters are so well developed. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this novel, it was excecptionally satisfying.
Alexis_Henderson More than 1 year ago
I read a review about Our Daily Bread and also noted it was listed as one of the best books of 2011 by The Boston Globe, so I ordered the book. I just finished it in a day and half - I couldn't put it down. I got into the story from the first few pages, and really cared about what happened to Albert and the other children on the mountain. The older woman from the town who runs the antique shop, Dorothy, is one of my favorite characters. The story moves along quickly, and is exceptionally well written. I found the whole experience very satisfying and highly recommend this novel.
AAR More than 1 year ago
OUR DAILY BREAD by Lauren B.Davis is an interesting general fiction set in the North Mountain of Gideon. It has child abuse,violence, bullies, gossip,rumors,innuendoes,family crisis,secrets, psychological conflict.This is a complex story that is inspired by a true story.The characters are engaging, memorable,and emotionally complex. This is the story of the Erskine Clan,who have been shunned be the people of Gideon,live in secrecy and isolation,while their children endure unthinkable things. This story is a thought provoking story of Mountain people,the townspeople around them and their lives. When Albert Erskine decides to befriend Bobby Evans,it creates events that are not only unexpected but may also cause dire events. An interesting story with complex people and emotions.This book received for the purpose of review from Kelley & Hall Book Publicity and the publisher.Details can be found at Wordcraft of Oregon and My Book Addiction Reviews.
nle1 More than 1 year ago
Albert Erskine is one of the mountain people. He was born there, raised there and still is there, albeit in his own one-room shack away from everyone else. He lived through the hell that serves for growing up in his clan. He endures sodomy, sex with his mother, burns, whippings, little love and absolutely no salvation. Just like the young children in his family today. Bobby Evans is a typical sullen teen. His mother has left the home, his little sister Ivy cries a lot, his dad is lost in life. He thinks he has it bad. He hasn't a clue. Then he meets Albert and finds the big brother he never had. What happens when these two collide is beyond imagination. The children of the mountain want to die; Ivy wants to be a rockhound and wants dad to hunt with her. An amazing woman named Dorothy Carlisle has been secretly trying to help the mountain children for years and finds it easy to assist Ivy in her loneliness by having her help in Dorothy's antique shop. Above all of this in their small town world of Gideon is the Church of Christ Returning, whose parishioners can gossip their lives away but can't be bothered to lift their hands in assistance. What happens in this story is horrible - beyond it, in fact but what happens in this story will change you. I made me hate my fellow man because, although this is a tale of fiction - it is based on the truth and that's something I will never forget. "Deliverance" my foot - this is the real story!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Reason for Reading: I actually like reading dark, gloomy noire novels with depressing themes and depressing ends. This sounded along those lines and promised a redemptive ending.I have a 50-page rule that I give a book before deciding not to go any further and I made it to page 56 out of 260 before deciding this wasn't the book for me at this time. I had no problem with the writing or style, in fact, it is possible I might have come out of the book appreciating it. But by page 56, I had decided I just did not want to spend time with the ugliness of this story. I had no desire to pick it up and keep reading. The story centering around such topics as child abuse, incest, drug manufacturing and selling, little children bullies and the dark side of religion, the fire and brimstone, wrath of God-type of preaching was too much ugliness for me to settle down with and read at this time in my life. As I always do with DNFs, now that you know why I didn't like it, here is the publisher's summary so you can decide for yourself:From best-selling novelist Lauren B. Davis comes the deeply compassionate story of what happens when we view our neighbors as `The Other¿ as well as the transcendent power of unlikely friendships.The God-fearing townspeople of Gideon shun the Erskine Clan, who live on North Mountain, and ignore the rampant child abuse and violence. On the mountain, twenty-one-year old Albert Erskine dreams of a better and safer life. In town, young Ivy Evans is relentlessly bullied by her classmates. Though her father, Tom Evans, is a well-liked local, his troubled marriage to a restless outsider is a source of gossip. As rumors and innuendo about the Evans family spread, Ivy seeks refuge in Dorothy Carlisle, an independent-minded widow who runs a local antique store. When Albert ventures down from the mountain and seizes on the Evans' family crisis as an opportunity to befriend Ivy's vulnerable teenage brother Bobby it sets in motion a chain of events which will change everything. Inspired by a true story.
macygma on LibraryThing 18 days ago
Albert Erskine is one of the mountain people. He was born there, raised there and still is there, albeit in his own one-room shack away from everyone else. He lived through the hell that serves for growing up in his clan. He endures sodomy, sex with his mother, burns, whippings, little love and absolutely no salvation. Just like the young children in his family today.Bobby Evans is a typical sullen teen. His mother has left the home, his little sister Ivy cries a lot, his dad is lost in life. He thinks he has it bad. He hasn¿t a clue. Then he meets Albert and finds the big brother he never had.What happens when these two collide is beyond imagination. The children of the mountain want to die; Ivy wants to be a rockhound and wants dad to hunt with her. An amazing woman named Dorothy Carlisle has been secretly trying to help the mountain children for years and finds it easy to assist Ivy in her loneliness by having her help in Dorothy¿s antique shop. Above all of this in their small town world of Gideon is the Church of Christ Returning, whose parishioners can gossip their lives away but can¿t be bothered to lift their hands in assistance. What happens in this story is horrible ¿ beyond it, in fact but what happens in this story will change you. I made me hate my fellow man because, although this is a tale of fiction ¿ it is based on the truth and that¿s something I will never forget. ¿Deliverance¿ my foot ¿ this is the real story!
kathyrichardson5 on LibraryThing 18 days ago
I very much enjoyed reading Our Daily Bread. It's one of the best books I've read this year. It was a great escape, and I really felt like I was living in the town of Gideon (as I didn't see myself living on The Mountain!). I loved the characters and really felt for Ivy, as well as Dorothy. The author was able to convincingly present points of view of a wide variety of engaging characters. I love Canadian writers and am happily adding Lauren B. Davis to the top of my list.
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WUT!Z HOW? - fate
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