The Summer of Ordinary Ways by Nicole Lea Helget

This memoir chronicles the formative years of Nicole, as she grew up on a farm in Minnesota. In my mind, I was picturing A Girl Named Zippy or a David Sedaris memoir, but this is much darker, uglier.

An abusive father, the facts of farm life, and a writing style that doesn't evoke warmth, though it does evoke emotion. I didn't *like* this book, but it was like a car can't look away.

Not my thing...