ô Daughter's Keeper ✓ Download by ô Ayelet Waldman

ô Daughter's Keeper ✓ Download by ô Ayelet Waldman You can tell in the reading this is one of Waldman s early novels but I liked it none the less I find it interesting to read an author s early work to see how they hone their craft It had a slow beginning, a bit unpolished in spots, but it fleshed out Author Ms Waldman, is a Harvard trained attorney and worked in LA in the Prosecutor s office so her portrayal of the legal system and its many flaws is quite well done The characters are not likable but the strains of the central mother daughter relationship are well captured The books takes place in the Bay Area,it serves as the perfect backdrop, to this drama about a young woman whose missteps land her in a bind only her mother can help fish her out of, a mother she has had a strained relationship from the very beginnings as a young single mother Elaine, the mother, is an emotionally crippled pharmacist, and her live in love interest, Arthur the accountant is also a bit of a rigid cold fish The daughter, Olivia, is a passionate woman who is growing up fast when thrown into a bad situation and caught up in just the wrong place as the wrong time You can see how a situation can spin out of control in a hurry and how unjust the mandatory minimum sentence laws are Waldman is a good writer here and only gets better with time.
This is a very good book, and it paints a very stark picture of the consequences of federal sentencing guidelines I couldn t put it down.
This book has excellent characters and is a very real, beautiful examination of a mother daughter relationship Beautiful does NOT equal mushy Olivia and her mom Elaine are frequently not very nice to each other There s a lot of misunderstanding and drawing of boundaries, but the way they get through the horrible situation that is at the crux of this book is absolutely moving Also, I read this book in less than a day, which is NOT something I m typically able to do I HATE Jodi Picoult s work,so don t ask why I m drawing this parallel, but if Jodi Picoult weren t so intent upon manipulating our emotions and creating surfacy, un sympathetic characters, maybe she would write books like this one Really excellent for what it is, a page turner.
I ve read this twice and I couldn t put it down either time It s a great story of a few dumb decisions with serious consequences It also cuts to the quick of our insane system of mandatory minimums and the criminal justice systems approach to drugs.
You can tell in the reading this is one of Waldman s early novels but I liked it none the less I find it interesting to read an author s early work to see how they hone their craft It had a slow beginning, a bit unpolished in spots, but it fleshed out Author Ms Waldman, is a Harvard trained attorney and worked in LA in the Prosecutor s office so her portrayal of the legal system and its many flaws is quite well done The characters are not likable but the strains of the central mother daughter relationship are well captured The books takes place in the Bay Area,it serves as the perfect backdrop, to this drama about a young woman whose missteps land her in a bind only her mother can help fish her out of, a mother she has had a strained relationship from the very beginnings as a young single mother Elaine, the mother, is an emotionally crippled pharmacist, and her live in love interest, Arthur the accountant is also a bit of a rigid cold fish The daughter, Olivia, is a passionate woman who is growing up fast when thrown into a bad situation and caught up in just the wrong place as the wrong time You can see how a situation can spin out of control in a hurry and how unjust the mandatory minimum sentence laws are Waldman is a good writer here and only gets better with time.
This is a very good book, and it paints a very stark picture of the consequences of federal sentencing guidelines I couldn t put it down.
This book has excellent characters and is a very real, beautiful examination of a mother daughter relationship Beautiful does NOT equal mushy Olivia and her mom Elaine are frequently not very nice to each other There s a lot of misunderstanding and drawing of boundaries, but the way they get through the horrible situation that is at the crux of this book is absolutely moving Also, I read this book in less than a day, which is NOT something I m typically able to do I HATE Jodi Picoult s work,so don t ask why I m drawing this parallel, but if Jodi Picoult weren t so intent upon manipulating our emotions and creating surfacy, un sympathetic characters, maybe she would write books like this one Really excellent for what it is, a page turner.
I ve read this twice and I couldn t put it down either time It s a great story of a few dumb decisions with serious consequences It also cuts to the quick of our insane system of mandatory minimums and the criminal justice systems approach to drugs.
I enjoyed this book very much I learned much about the legal system and federal mandatory minimum sentences among other things The characters were well developed, but ones I did not like very much Not that one has to always like or understand the characters, they are what they are Being introduced to, The Saddest Poem p 308 by Pablo Neruda was an extra bonus.
My favorite quote comes from a scene when the young mother character and her small child are to say good bye at the end of her prison visit on Mother s Day Olivia scooped the baby into her arms and buried her face in her neck, inhaling deeply Elaine looked around the room and saw the mothers all doing the same thing They were all smelling their children, breathing their aromas, memorizing their particular and unique fragrance p 359The author honored us with a wonderful and well attended visit to the Hayward Library She was a very entertaining and humorous speaker Looking forward to her next release.
In many ways a pretty good story.
Olivia and her mom have a little bit of a rocky relationship Olivia, idealistic champion of the poor, especially in under developed nations, feels her mother is insensitive to the plight of those less fortunate than herself Olivia has dropped out of college and is living with her illegal alien Mexican boyfriend in a bad neighborhood She is working to make ends meet but with the boyfriend unable to find work they are struggling The boyfriend feels inadequate and is offered easy work picking up and delivering drugs Uh oh He gets caught and both he and Olivia are brought up on drug charges To complicate matters Olivia finds herself pregnant She has to turn to her mother she has never known who her father is and the result is kind of coming of age the hard way and resolving her relationship with her own mother kind of story.
One important aspect of this book is the truth which the book is centered around and that is the injustice of our justice system, where the system fails The author worked as a public defender and so has a lot of legitimacy to say what she does She doesn t sugarcoat criminal activity and make excuses for it, but she vividly points out where and how the system fails and how thin the line can be between cops and thugs What she says about Cuban refugee drug criminals being used by the DEA in order to save themselves the Cuban drug dealers from a life sentence was shocking to me Think millions of tax free dollars to a criminals in order to prosecute the bottom rung members of the drug trade.
How Much Would You Sacrifice To Save Someone You Love When Olivia, Wild Haired And Headstrong, Makes A Terrible Mistake, She Must Turn To The Person Least Likely To Help Her Mother, Elaine Motherhood Was A Role That Elaine Never Embraced And Her Best Never Amounted To Much But Now Olivia Faces Prosecution For A Naive Connection To A Drug Deal And She Needs Elaine Than Ever As The Days Count Down And Olivia S Future Hangs In The Balance, Elaine Must Decide Just How Much She Is Willing To Give For A Second Chance With Her DaughterWith Daughter S Keeper, Ayelet Waldman Has Crafted A Redemptive Journey At Once Highly Emotional And Unbearably Suspenseful, As Olivia And Elaine S Struggle Builds To A Beautiful, Heart Wrenching Climax In This Luminous, Gripping Novel, Waldman Brings To Life The Tensions And The Tenderness That Forge The Unshakeable Bond Between Parent And Child Daughter S Keeper Reveals The Unlimited Boundaries Of Forgiveness And The Sacrifices We Make For Love A book that really made me THINK It was about a woman who unwittinly went on a ride with her boyfriend who was making a drug run, and has taken down a message for her boyfriend on the phone, even though she was against the whole idea, and had begged her boyfriend not to participate in it He had promised her it was only a one time thing, and unknowingly to them, they were watched by the drug enforcement agents and had gotten arrested She was pregnant, and had to go through difficult decisions regarding her baby, especially that she was in prison, and had to deal with her relationship with her mother, for they did not have a solid one The book showed us a lot of insights into the prison judical system regarding drugs, and pregnancy in jail I was pleased with the outcome, but still disappointed with the fact she still had to serve time for just being a passenger, and then a one time messenger This book is definitely another keeper The stars are for what I learned from the book policy wise mandatory minimums I do like Ayelet Waldman I think she s a good story teller and most of her characters are well drawn I got Olivia The story is heartbreaking My stomach still turns when I think of how easy it was for her to make the mistake she did and the repucussions Waldman s descriptions of the trial, prison, life there and Olivia s condition seemed absolutely believable Elaine though I did not get she put me off As a mom to a daughter I just didn t understand her She seemed distant and cold and self absorbed Maybe because my daugter was just emerging from babyhood when I read this and the mamabear in me was still close to the surface she is still in there but she receeds as Zoe grows up and away sniff I just wanted to wrap Olivia up and protect her and Elaine, well, didn t.
I would actually give this book a 4.
5.
I really enjoyed this book The relationship between mother and daughter was something that you can definitely relate to I know that my relationship with my Mom is strained at best, and in Daughter s Keeper, it helps me understand just a little bit on the mom s perspective.
In this book, the daughter, Olivia gets into a jam and needs her mom s help The mom, Elaine, helps because it is her daughter, but you see that she struggle s with what Olivia needs and what she can and can t do for her daughter And you see that this is something that this is something that Elaine has struggled with for years.
I also really liked the way the book ended Without going into too many details or giving the story away, I felt that the ending was completely realistic Something you definitely see happening everyday.


In many ways a pretty good story.
Olivia and her mom have a little bit of a rocky relationship Olivia, idealistic champion of the poor, especially in under developed nations, feels her mother is insensitive to the plight of those less fortunate than herself Olivia has dropped out of college and is living with her illegal alien Mexican boyfriend in a bad neighborhood She is working to make ends meet but with the boyfriend unable to find work they are struggling The boyfriend feels inadequate and is offered easy work picking up and delivering drugs Uh oh He gets caught and both he and Olivia are brought up on drug charges To complicate matters Olivia finds herself pregnant She has to turn to her mother she has never known who her father is and the result is kind of coming of age the hard way and resolving her relationship with her own mother kind of story.
One important aspect of this book is the truth which the book is centered around and that is the injustice of our justice system, where the system fails The author worked as a public defender and so has a lot of legitimacy to say what she does She doesn t sugarcoat criminal activity and make excuses for it, but she vividly points out where and how the system fails and how thin the line can be between cops and thugs What she says about Cuban refugee drug criminals being used by the DEA in order to save themselves the Cuban drug dealers from a life sentence was shocking to me Think millions of tax free dollars to a criminals in order to prosecute the bottom rung members of the drug trade.
I enjoyed this book very much I learned much about the legal system and federal mandatory minimum sentences among other things The characters were well developed, but ones I did not like very much Not that one has to always like or understand the characters, they are what they are Being introduced to, The Saddest Poem p 308 by Pablo Neruda was an extra bonus.
My favorite quote comes from a scene when the young mother character and her small child are to say good bye at the end of her prison visit on Mother s Day Olivia scooped the baby into her arms and buried her face in her neck, inhaling deeply Elaine looked around the room and saw the mothers all doing the same thing They were all smelling their children, breathing their aromas, memorizing their particular and unique fragrance p 359The author honored us with a wonderful and well attended visit to the Hayward Library She was a very entertaining and humorous speaker Looking forward to her next release.
A book that really made me THINK It was about a woman who unwittinly went on a ride with her boyfriend who was making a drug run, and has taken down a message for her boyfriend on the phone, even though she was against the whole idea, and had begged her boyfriend not to participate in it He had promised her it was only a one time thing, and unknowingly to them, they were watched by the drug enforcement agents and had gotten arrested She was pregnant, and had to go through difficult decisions regarding her baby, especially that she was in prison, and had to deal with her relationship with her mother, for they did not have a solid one The book showed us a lot of insights into the prison judical system regarding drugs, and pregnancy in jail I was pleased with the outcome, but still disappointed with the fact she still had to serve time for just being a passenger, and then a one time messenger This book is definitely another keeper The stars are for what I learned from the book policy wise mandatory minimums I do like Ayelet Waldman I think she s a good story teller and most of her characters are well drawn I got Olivia The story is heartbreaking My stomach still turns when I think of how easy it was for her to make the mistake she did and the repucussions Waldman s descriptions of the trial, prison, life there and Olivia s condition seemed absolutely believable Elaine though I did not get she put me off As a mom to a daughter I just didn t understand her She seemed distant and cold and self absorbed Maybe because my daugter was just emerging from babyhood when I read this and the mamabear in me was still close to the surface she is still in there but she receeds as Zoe grows up and away sniff I just wanted to wrap Olivia up and protect her and Elaine, well, didn t.
I would actually give this book a 4.
5.
I really enjoyed this book The relationship between mother and daughter was something that you can definitely relate to I know that my relationship with my Mom is strained at best, and in Daughter s Keeper, it helps me understand just a little bit on the mom s perspective.
In this book, the daughter, Olivia gets into a jam and needs her mom s help The mom, Elaine, helps because it is her daughter, but you see that she struggle s with what Olivia needs and what she can and can t do for her daughter And you see that this is something that this is something that Elaine has struggled with for years.
I also really liked the way the book ended Without going into too many details or giving the story away, I felt that the ending was completely realistic Something you definitely see happening everyday.