By Shelia Kinneer Robb
It is 1963, and after 11 years of critical actual abuse, a miracle occurs. Twenty-seven-year-old Karen has a really slender probability to escape.
Scared to loss of life simply because she understands getting stuck capacity the worst beating or worse, of her lifestyles. fortunately, Karen and her 5 younger sons do be capable of get away with assistance from her sister and husband. riding for 3 days and nights in a station wagon, the 3 adults—with 8 young children all less than the age of ten—arrive in California. Karen has no paintings event and no driver's license, yet she wishes a task, and fast.
She walks to avoid wasting the bus funds. She unearths shops in out-of-the-way locations that promote nutrients affordable. each night after dinner, she chefs for the following day, even after she has already spent a whole day on her toes. The nutrients isn't really fancy, however the kids by no means pass hungry.
Life for Karen was once tough yet she did not mind. in comparison to the existence she had left at the back of, her existence now used to be wonderful. on a daily basis used to be higher than the day before. Now they can all leisure peacefully at evening safe within the wisdom that they wouldn't be attacked whereas they slept.
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SURVIVAL by Shelia Kinneer Robb