[PDF] Read ↠ Patchwork of Me : by Gregory G. Allen, Patchwork of Me, Gregory G. Allen, Patchwork of Me A product of the foster care system Sara Butler spends her early thirties hiding from her past while striving for a normal life with her small group of quirky friends in Arizona Seeking treatment for an invisible rash and abnormal dreams her therapist helps her unlock a heinous past that she is unsure she wants to open To patch her life back together she realizes sheA product of [PDF] Read ↠ Patchwork of Me : by Gregory G. Allen - Patchwork of Me, Patchwork of Me A product of the foster care system Sara Butler spends her early thirties hiding from her past while striving for a normal life with her small group of quirky friends in Arizona Seeking treatment for
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Engaging story of remembrance and enlightenment.A touching saga of a young woman who grew up in foster care homes As the story opens, Sara Butler is seeing a psychiatrist for a mysterious rash, but lies to him about her foster care upbringing On her road to learning why she is experiencing strange symptoms, dreams, and visions, Sara undergoes hypnosis and uncovers memories of a troubling past Sara s friends dubbed the Gay Mafia are devoted and wonderful, a quirky bunch that enliven the story and [...]
Wow Just Wow I won this book in a giveaway and I for one am profoundly grateful to have just met a new favorite author Time to go out and put on my To Read list everything else Gregory G Allen has written Wow.Such an intense book I got into Sara s head so deeply that the rest of the world faded away and I couldn t even remember who I was any I was Sara, needing to discover my past and the secrets of who I was I loved the relationships best The friendships, this family she has I love the new rela [...]
Being bounced between foster homes would ve been traumatic for anyone, but for Sara Butler, the experience has enshrouded her youth in a haze, with the lingering question of where did I come from hovering above Visions come to her, but what they reveal is hard to determine Are they remnants from her past Are they dreams Is she going crazy As painful as revisiting her past may be, Sara realizes that doing so is essential if she is ever to reclaim her sense of self and put the ghosts finally to re [...]
A Patchwork Of MeAuthor Gregory AllenReviewed by Fran LewisJust who is Sara Butler Where does she come from What is her past and why does she live in a fabricated and fantasy she made up for the present Stemming from the first lies she invented about her past and a self created plane crash killing her parents, shifted and shoved around from to different foster care homes, Sara Butler has no real identity of her own Realizing she might need help she seeks out a therapist only to hide the truth fr [...]
Gregory Allen s Patchwork of Me Winner of the 2012 International Book Awards in Women s Lit and 2012 New York Book Festival in General Fiction , is one of those novels that will change you Allen successfully draws you into the lives of four friends who are each damaged in their own way, and dealing with personal demons The story centres on Sara Butler a child shuffled through foster care until her late teens Sara has had haunting dreams and an invisible rash that have found her on the couch of a [...]
I am so thrilled I chose this book to read It had everything suspense, mystery, craziness, dreams, visions, tenderness and a marvelous revealing journey Sara Butler is a 33 year old woman who has not found the right man to fulfill her life She denies herself from even looking any and is very withdrawn from people Except for three doting, compassionate, loving oddball friends Sara was raised by several foster families in New Mexico None of the homes provided love as she moved through several of t [...]
Author Gregory G AllenPublished By ASD PublishingAge Recommend Adult Language Reviewed By Arlena DeanRaven Rating 5Blog Reviewed For GMTAReview I really did enjoy reading Patchwork of Me by Gregory G Allen It was the story of Sara Butler who was a product of the New Mexico Foster Child Protection Service System Sara grown up in New Mexico and other places but she never was adopted and now she was having abnormal childhood dreams and a invisible mysterious rash Now living in Arizona, Sara now 33 [...]
Book Review 2 Treasure BoxesWhat if you had a secret past Would you seek out answers or hide in your room Sara, now in her early thirties, has decided it is time to find out about her roots She has a spot on her forearm that drives her crazy, continually demanding to be scratched, but there is nothing there She has a recurring dream, where she is a man and a father whose child has drowned She is unable to maintain a romantic relationship and she lies to her therapist.Patchwork of Me is Gregory G [...]
Gregory G Allen is an author of many talents In his new novel, Patchwork of Me, he uses his storytelling talent to flawlessly patch together, for our entertainment, a diverse range of characters whose journeys of self discovery invite us, the audience, to tag along In return, we get a lifetime opportunity to peer into our own journeys through life and the patchwork defining it As a result, we earn the chance to come to terms with our own truths and accept who we are, as individuals.Patchwork of [...]
An interesting trip into a main character s past that was unexpected Sara Butler knew only of her past beyond 3 years old where she was shipped from one foster home to another, she resents the childhood that she had and is unhappy with the lack of family that she has in her life The reader takes a road trip with her and her friends that are her family to see what all lies in her past.A book that I read in one setting because the author makes it an easy read both with the words he chose and chara [...]
Sara Butler is 33 and lives in Phoenix She has an invisible rash that she can t stop herself from scratching and a repeating dream in which she s a married man whose three year old daughter either dies or disappears She s also in psychotherapy and can t get herself to tell her therapist the truth about herself, that she s unloveable and doesn t deserve good things She finally just stops going to him.She has friends Hahn, an Asian woman of indeterminate age, and Erick and Matty, gay men who aren [...]
I would give this book a 3.5 I would give it a better rating but it took a long time for me to get into the story the last half is the best part Sara grew up in the foster care system she is now in her 30s she has been having disturbing nightmares and has been seeing a psychologist trying to piece together her childhood after trying to do some research she finds out she was originally from Maine she grew up in New Mexico foster care system and now lives in Arizona the book picks up when Sara dec [...]
At some point in our lives, we all confront the need to find ourselves and the journey we take will define us from that point forward Novelist Gregory G Allen, author of the acclaimed Well With My Soul and Proud Pants, has returned with a new story that is just as heart wrenching, touching, and ultimately timeless as his previous works Patchwork of Me is the tale of Sara Butler Raised by child services, she faces adulthood with no solid foundation in her past Working with a therapist, Sara tries [...]
Sara Butler is 30 something and suffering from psychosomatic symptoms A severe itch rash on her arm that doesn t appear to others, accompanied by dreams where she is a man with a family and a little girl who starts appearing to her whilst she is awake Sara was in the foster care system since she was 3 years old, until she faces this life event she is unable to move forward and discover what lies behind her dreams and hallucinations I loved the premise of this book and looked forward to reading i [...]
30 something Sara Butler has built a wall around her heart Her closest friends, Erick Matt both gay men who are an absolute scream and Hahn a diva who is never without a snappy comment have no idea Sara is plagued by dreams that are somehow connected to a troubled past.I was fully on board as Sara drove cross country with her boys and summoned the courage to confront her horrific roots I found myself breathless as the details of Sara s heartbreaking past were revealed And the dialogue had me alt [...]
Thirty years ago I turned in a portfolio to my high school creative writing class and called the collection of short stories and poetry, Patchwork Me That is the main reason this book caught my attention I had no idea what it was about or who Gregory G Allen was There were things about this book other than the title that made me feel like it was somehow connected to me, my husband is a Gregory, my Mom is a Priscilla, I ve done foster care, I have a mysteriously itchy elbow I love show tunes and [...]
Actual rating 3.5Thank you to the author for this book This is a new genre for me and it had me on the edge of my seat wanting to follow Sara through her whole journey Sara is a likable character and doesn t actually come acrossed as crazy, but as a girl who is struggling with inner turmoil I felt like the book took such a huge turn when Sara decided to accept that she wanted help and needed it and that was nothing to be embarrassed about Her relationship with her friends was refreshing I enjoye [...]
Interesting characters and plot line that propelled me right along to the end A very enjoyable read.
It was a pretty good read It took me a minute to get into it, but I enjoyed the characters The resolution showed some personal growth for the lead character.
Almost quit reading several times, but something propelled me to keep on Certainly not one of my most memorable reads.
I liked this book It was really different and it ended in a good way Would like to read next book to see what happened to everyone.
A wonderful journey of self discovery.
Totally loved the story For me it was a total page turner could not stop reading it