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By Deborah Epperson

ISBN-10: 1466463929

ISBN-13: 9781466463929

Set in rural Georgia within the 1960s-70s, BREAKING TWIG is a coming-of-age novel approximately Becky (Twig) Cooper, a tender girl attempting to live to tell the tale the actual and emotional abuse of her mom, Helen, a stunning, calculating lady who can, with an insignificant glance, ship the meanest cur in Sugardale, Georgia operating for its lifestyles. no longer even Twig's vibrant mind's eye, willing wit, and darkish humorousness is sufficient to aid her continue to exist the escalating attacks of Helen and a brand new stepbrother, yet aid comes from an unforeseen source--Frank, her stepfather. occasionally, having one one who loves and believes in you is all a woman must hold desire alive. Over the subsequent 8 years, Becky's tumultuous fight to prevail—becoming neither a "pick" (victim) nor a "picker" (abuser)—finds her bouncing from side to side among Helen’s abuse and Frank’s tenderness as she fights to win this determined conflict of souls. On Halloween evening, she and Helen argue and all lies are stripped away. Now, Becky needs to make a fateful decision—one that could supply her the liberty she craves or wreck ceaselessly the recent existence and love she has eventually came across. usually uncooked and irreverent and sprinkled with all of the Southern flavoring present in an outstanding bowl of chook and dumplings, BREAKING TWIG, is set discovering love the place we least count on it, destroying lives with effortless lies, and knowing every one people ensure our personal fact.

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You saw the marks on Forsyth's body, and I told you of those which I had traced upon the ground here. " "Claws! I thought so! " "The claws of a poisonous thing. I recaptured the one used last night, killed it—against my will—and buried it on the mound. I was afraid to throw it in the pond, lest some juvenile fisherman should pull it out and sustain a scratch. " "You are treating me like a child, Smith," I said slowly. "No doubt I am hopelessly obtuse, but perhaps you will tell me what this Chinaman carried in a leather bag and released upon Forsyth.

The features were contorted with agony, but the malignant eyes, wherein light was dying, regarded us with inflexible hatred. The man was pinned beneath the heavy bough; his back was broken; and as we watched, he expired, frothing slightly at the mouth, and quitted his tenement of clay, leaving those glassy eyes set hideously upon us. "The pagan gods fight upon our side," said Smith strangely. "Elms have a dangerous habit of shedding boughs in still weather—particularly after a storm. " "I don't understand.

The dark eyes looked into mine, afire with a positive hunger for belief—or so I was sorely tempted to suppose. But the facts were against her. "Such a declaration is worthless," I said, as coldly as I could. " she blazed at me; her eyes were magnificent. "This is mere nonsense. You think that it will pay you better to serve Fu-Manchu than to remain true to your friends. Your 'slavery'—for I take it you are posing as a slave again—is evidently not very harsh. You serve Fu-Manchu, lure men to their destruction, and in return he loads you with jewels, lavishes gifts—" "Ah!

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