When Jeanette Winterson, author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, left home at 16 because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: "Why be happy when you could be normal?" This book is the story of a life's work to find happiness. It is the story of how the painful past returned to haunt Jeanette's later life, and send her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft which supports us when we are sinking.
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Sharing her story
the audio version is better for me as I am dyslexic and having an audio version brings books to me I would otherwise find difficult to read
that she was sharing her story
no - I would love to hear oranges but you do not have it available
laugh and cry - made me appreaciate my family
would love to listen to the book she refered to Oranges are not the only fruit
Lucky and loved at the end!