At just under three hundred pages, Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones is the baring of a soul. Linda Lee King tells stories of her life in a manner that unveils truisms that many people will relate to completely. Snippets of her life are described in details that evoke emotion and empathy. Prose is, on occasion, poetic, and always heartfelt.
Creating this work was very painful for the author at times, I would think … but, also cathartic. Poignant, sad, extraordinarily revealing, there are segments difficult to read. Biographical in structure, this story is particularly enthralling if you were raised in the 50s-60s and went to a Catholic school, memories abound. Educational. Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones will be comforting to many readers who have been through similar circumstances.