Quoting Stfu Shirley:" a LOT. The stats vary depending on the source, and it's impossible to really know because it was such ... [snip!] ... just before she died. There was just no birth control. So whether the husbands were good or bad, women were just...trapped."
Quoting Ellie.:" Exactly. And in the book, he is a horrible drunk who spends all their money on liquor and ends up leaving her with all the kids to struggle. You should get the book, it's amazing."
Quoting Stfu Shirley:" My mom tried to get me to read it years ago. I guess I should, but after spending most of the past year ... [snip!] ... So idk, maybe I'll borrow it from my mom in another year or two. I think right now it would just be kind of too much for me."Wow... sounds so similar! I'm sorry this is emotionally taxing on you. I hope you find some insight and closure
Quoting Ellie.:" I wonder what the statistics are on abortion back then. Or if there's even any record. My favorite book ... [snip!] ... of her kids died too. So I wonder how many abortions happened because husbands just didnt give a smurf and wanted their nut?"
Quoting .Colleen.:" Ugh, that book made me cry so much those poor little twins having only sugar water in their bottles "
Quoting Ellie.:" I know! I could not imagine. Seriously. I've read that book a million times, as well as his two subsequent novels."
Quoting Ellie.:" Wow... sounds so similar! I'm sorry this is emotionally taxing on you. I hope you find some insight and closure"
Quoting .Colleen.:" I was lucky to make it through the book once, it was just too depressing for me What else did he write?"
Quoting Ellie.:" He wrote a book called 'Tis, which was when he left Ireland and came to America, and how he struggled ... [snip!] ... which is when he became a teacher in America. It's just the rest of his biography. Tis is great, and not so depressing. lol"
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" That is where I first heard the term "light in his loafers." I use it all the time. "