Stories That Bind Us

Stories That Bind Us

Betty Sweet is still recovering from the loss of her husband when she becomes the temporary guardian of a five-year-old nephew she never knew she had. As they struggle to move forward, they build a relationship upon the foundation of storytelling and...

Title:Stories That Bind Us
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780800735708
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    Stories That Bind Us Reviews

  • Beth

    I love everything about Stories That Bind Us. The tone, the warmth, the beautiful family, gorgeous pieces of wisdom. I don't know how Susie Finkbeiner does it, but somehow she always strikes the perfe...

  • Jocelyn Green

    Stories That Bind Us is another masterpiece from Susie Finkbeiner. I cried at several places. Finkbeiner is never melodramatic about anything, she just lets the drama of the human condition unfold on ...

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    A read of the times, topics such as mental heath, racism, and death. Family that is not perfect. I found it a refreshing read. I loved Aunt Betty so much her kind heart. She was Hugo's hero as much as...

  • MarvelUsReads

    (4.5 Stars)Susie Finkbeiner delicately unfolds a beautifully touching story of grief, hope, and love. A woman struggling with the pain of a traumatic loss, and a young boy with the desire to be loved....

  • Susan

    My heart is full. Such a moving, heartwarming story of family. I have found another fictional family to love in the Sweet family. Storytelling is used to unite the family, memories the glue that bind...

  • Janyre Tromp

    I don't know how Finkbeiner does it. She puts her characters in horrendously difficult circumstances, makes me weep, and yet feel good all at the same time. She creates powerful characters that manage...

  • Paula Shreckhise

    Near Detroit, Michigan summer 1963Stories That Bind Us is a journey of healing for the characters Betty Sweet and her five year old nephew, Hugo. But for me it was a trip down memory lane. I was 14 in...

  • Shawn Smucker

    Well, Susie Finkbeiner has done it again, given us a heart-breaking, heart-warming story so fixed in real time that reading it feels like visiting some familiar past. Her narrator is warm and genuine ...

  • Rachael

    “When I married Lacy, I didn’t take her from God and I wasn’t borrowing her.She belonged fully to Him before and above anything.”Susie Finkbeiner can take a simple story and create a masterpie...

  • Hallie Szott

    I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Susie Finkbeiner, so I had high hopes for Stories That Bind Us—luckily, it did not disappoint.Widow Betty Sweet is unsure of her next step—until she must tak...