This is an honest, fascinating look at how life in adulthood is so delicately intertwined with our childhood. The "Middle Place" is where the two intersect to form the whole of who we are. Kelly skillfully knits together the story of her childhood with a tragic experience going on in her present life. She lovingly describes what it means to grow up Corrigan. Endearing!
Her trials made me ponder how I would handle similar circumstances given my "middle place". It also helped me think about what my kids need from their childhood to help them cope well with the inevitable struggles that come in adult life. There was so much that I admired, even coveted about her childhood. Many examples of tenderness between her and her father that warmed my heart. The one thing I longed to see her embrace was the faith that came so easily to her father. I know God would have loved to embrace her during her time of desperation!
Her unwavering commitment to family and friendship made me think about how well I am doing in this area of my life. Do I love with a similar kind of passion and devotion? This book is funny, touching, painfully honest, and a tribute to the power of love. A quick read that is worth every moment. To make it easy for you, you can purchase this through Amazon right here on our blog in the right column.
Youtube link to hear Kelly talk about The Middle Place. A beautiful video.