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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2014
BOOK CLUB READS Top 40 NON-FICTION 42 BOY, LOST: A FAMILY MEMOIR Kristina Olsson It is 1950 and a pregnant 19 year old woman boards a train only to have her son Peter snatched from her arms by her abusive husband. Yvonne is distraught and terrified by the threats of death to herself and her son if she tries to get Peter back. Escaping to her parents’ home in Brisbane, Yvonne attempts to rebuild a life for herself and her daughter – never forgetting or forgiving herself for losing Peter. Boy, Lost is a haunting story that gives a parallel view of the life Peter endured without his mother and the life Yvonne built with a second, much gentler, marriage and more children. Kristina Olsson (the oldest child of the second marriage) tells how this single event affected the lives of her entire family. She describes how this one moment changed Yvonne forever, the heartache and shame that haunted them all and how mother and son finally found each other late in life.
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