From acclaimed author Cathy Lamb comes a warm and poignant story about mothers and sons, family and forgiveness and loving someone enough to let them be true to themselves.Jaden Bruxelle knows that life is precious She sees it in her work as a hospice nurse, a job filled with compassion and humor even on the saddest days And she sees it in Tate, the boy she has raised as her son ever since her sister gave him up at birth Tate is seventeen, academically brilliant, funny, and loving He s also a talented basketball player despite having been born with an abnormally large head something Jaden s mother blames on a family curse Jaden dismisses that as nonsense, just as she ignores the legends about witches and magic in the family.Over the years, Jaden has focused all her energy on her job and on sheltering Tate from the world Tate, for his part, just wants to be a regular kid Through his blog, he s slowly reaching out, finding his voice He wants to try out for the Varsity basketball team He wants his mom to focus on her own life for a change, maybe even date again.Jaden knows she needs to let go of Tate, of her fears and anger, and of the responsibilities she uses as a shield And through a series of unexpected events and revelations, she s about to learn how Because as dear as life may be, its only real value comes when we are willing to live it fully, even if that means risking it all. Free Read [ A Different Kind of Normal ] By [ Cathy Lamb ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
Cathy Lamb was born in Newport Beach, California As a child, she mastered the art of skateboarding, catching butterflies in bottles, and riding her bike with no hands When she was 10, her parents moved her, two sisters, a brother, and two poorly behaved dogs to Oregon before she could fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a surfer bum.She then embarked on her notable academic career where she earned good grades now and then, spent a great deal of time daydreaming, ran wild with a number of friends, and landed on the newspaper staff in high school When she saw her byline above an article about people making out in the hallways of the high school, she knew she had found her true calling After two years of partying at the University of Oregon, she settled down for the next three years and earned her bachelor s and master s degrees in education, and became a fourth grade teacher It was difficult for her to become proper and conservative but she threw out her red cowboy boots and persevered She had no choice She had to eat, and health insurance is expensive She met her husband on a blind date A mutual friend who was an undercover vice cop busting drug dealers set them up It was love at third sight Teaching children about the Oregon Trail and multiplication facts amused her until she became so gigantically pregnant with twins she looked like a small cow and could barely walk With a three year old at home, she decided it was time to make a graceful exit and waddle on out She left school one day and never went back She likes to think her students missed her.When Cathy was no longer smothered in diapers and pacifiers, she took a turn onto the hazardous road of freelance writing and wrote almost 200 articles on homes, home d cor, people and fashion for a local newspaper As she is not fashionable and can hardly stand to shop, it was an eye opener for her to find that some women actually do obsess about what to wear She also learned it would probably berelaxing to slam a hammer against one s forehead than engage in a large and costly home remodeling project Cathy suffers from, I Would Rather Play Than Work Disease which prevents her from getting much work done unless she has a threatening deadline She likes to hang with family and friends, walk, eat chocolate, camp, travel, and is slightly obsessive about the types of books she reads She also likes to be left alone a lot so she can hear all the odd characters in her head talk to each other and then transfer that oddness to paper The characters usually don t start to talk until 10 00 at night, however, so she is often up til 2 00 in the morning with them That is her excuse for being cranky She adores her children and husband, except when he refuses to take his dirty shoes off and walks on the carpet She will ski because her children insist, but she secretly doesn t like it at all Too cold and she falls all the time She is currently working on her next book and isn t sleeping much.
- 408 pages
- A Different Kind of Normal
- Cathy Lamb
- 14 November 2019 Cathy Lamb