It's Berkeley in the 1960s, and Martha Goldenthal's home life is a cauldron of kooky ideas, impossible demands, and explosive physical violence. The absorbing, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting story of one young woman’s journey toward independence.
"Gripping from beginning to end, this beautifully written work is impossible to put down.” — The BookLife Prize
"Read this book. It will knock your socks off." — Laurin Porter, author, The Banished Prince: Time, Memory, and Ritual in the Late Plays of Eugene O'Neill
“As persuasive as the memoirs Educated and The Glass Castle.” — Carolyn McVickar Edwards, author of Return of the Light and The Storyteller's Goddess
"Filled with meaning, [Shrug is] this generation's Catcher in the Rye meets Running with Scissors." — Deborah Burns, author, Saturday's Child
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