Always, always, I have known that there are secrets in my family, lies, if you will, loving lies, cover-up lies, but lies all the same. With my grandma's dementia, however, those lies are being exposed, via the scratches, dents, and blood on a violin my momma gave me, who received it from Grandma.-- The First Day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb.
It is no spoiler to say that this is a book about two sisters who are very successful on the surface, but carry the scars of child abuse. Since I work with clients every day who are survivors of childhood sex abuse -- many who become overachievers -- I am gripped by this story.
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