Book Title: Out From the Underworld by Heather Siegel
Category: Adult Non-fiction, 220 pages
Publisher: Greenpoint Press
Release date: April 30, 2015
Available for review in: print and ebook (PDF)
Will send books: USA and Canada
Tour dates: May 18 to June 19
Content Rating: PG-13
Heather Siegel was six years old when her mother disappeared, sending her father into a tailspin that took Heather and her siblings down with him— from a comfortable suburban home to a barely habitable basement apartment, a dark world they soon found themselves fighting to return to from the exile of foster care, then fighting even harder to escape.
Forty years later, Heather Siegel tells the remarkable story of how she and her siblings, Jaz and Greg, banded together to find out what happened to their mother and fight their way Out From the Underworld with nothing but their wits, determination, unbreakable bonds and gifts for humor and compassion to sustain them. A wrenching, inspiring story filled with heartbreak, hope and love, Out From The Underworld will move you to laughter and tears.
Heather’s story begins as a six-year old girl left dealing with issues such as abandonment by her mother, neglect by her father and detachment from her grandparents. Her need for love and belonging was rarely satisfied in the different foster homes her father placed her into. Her keen observation of human behaviour as well as optimism helped mold her personality and survival techniques to make her into what she is today.
I enjoyed Heather’s descriptive writing style, it was as if you were there in each situation seeing her life as she understood and described it. I developed a sympathy for this little girl who, above all else, wanted to be loved.
Unfortunately, due to the mature content and language used in this book I felt that I could not finish it completely. However, I do look forward to reading more work by this author.