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[Heather Gudenkauf] Î Little Mercies [shonen PDF] Ebook Epub Download ✓ Veteran Social Worker Ellen Moore Has Seen The Worst Side Of Humanity The Vilest Acts One Person Can Commit Against Another She Is A Fiercely Dedicated Children S Advocate And A Devoted Mother And Wife But One Blistering Summer Day, A Simple Moment Of Distraction Will Have Repercussions That Ellen Could Never Have Imagined, Threatening To Shatter Everything She Holds Dear, And Trapping Her Between The Gears Of The System She Works ForMeanwhile, Ten Year Old Jenny Briard Has Been Living With Her Well Meaning But Irresponsible Father Since Her Mother Left Them, Sleeping On Friends Couches And Moving In And Out Of Cheap Motels When Jenny Suddenly Finds Herself On Her Own, She Is Forced To Survive With Nothing But A Few Dollars And Her Street Smarts The Last Thing She Wants Is A Social Worker, But When Ellen S And Jenny S Lives Collide, Little Do They Know Just How Much They Can Help One AnotherA Powerful And Emotionally Charged Tale About Motherhood And Justice, Little Mercies Is A Searing Portrait Of The Tenuous Grasp We Have On The Things We Love The Most, And Of The Ties That Unexpectedly Bring Us Together Ellen Moore is a seasoned social worker for the Department of Human Services who has had to make many tough, unpopular calls regarding the children she oversees When she finds herself on the other side following tragic circumstances, Ellen has the opportunity to experience the impact of some of her past decisions Meanwhile, 10 year old Jenny Briard suddenly finds herself alone in a strange city after being separated from her father Her world collides with Ellen s and Jenny cannot believe her fortune as a social worker is the last person she wants in her life The story takes a hard turn early on and I got hooked I could feel Ellen s pain and agony, Jenny s fear and trepidation It was heart wrenching at times, frustrating at others when confronted with the bureaucracies of the system The alternating po The early morning rush was nothing new for dedicated social worker Ellen Moore Adam, her husband and their three children all went in different directions most days, so leaving Adam at home with the children while she rushed off to work, knowing she was going to be late yet again, was normal But Ellen had a phone call from the young daughter of a client and her immediate response was to change directions and head for the house, hoping desperately that she wasn t too late.
The heat was blistering the air heavy and relentless but Ellen and the police did their best under bad circumstances It was only the disturbance behind them the smashing and yelling of frantic voices, which alerted Ellen to a problem And her life changed and shattered in that instant Jenny Briard was ten years old and her love for her irresponsible father was real But when they were separated and Jenny was on her Working as a social worker, Ellen Moore has experienced than her fair share of child abuse cases And being a wife and mother herself, Ellen notices that most days she is exhausted not only physically, but also mentally On a stifling hot summers day, Ellen is distracted and what happens next will turn her life upside down.
Ellen is trying to deal with her own problems when her path crosses with ten year old Jenny Briard Jenny has been living rough with her father since her mother left them Her father has no sense of responsibility what s so ever and they find themselves sleeping in various friends houses or cheap accommodation But then one day Jenny finds she is totally on her own with nowhere to go With only a few dollars to her name she finds herself on the streets and this is where she meets Ellen.
But getting involved with a social worker is the las A book that serves as a caution to the many of us out there, working and raising families How very easy it is to let something slip, how one mistake can have a serious outcome, quickly spiraling out of control Also the look a the hard job of being a social worker, and the many terrible things that happen in families.
I love this author because her books are usually so different, quirky and surprising This book was much predictable, I pretty much guessed everything that would happen That is not to say that this is not readable, it was, I read it avidly The subject was a hard one and the author handled it well, but I guess I expected , waited for some sort of surprise This tugs at your heart strings but it is apparent that this is what the author tried to do So a good read, but with a few reservations.
ARC from NetGalley.
This was a great story that had me second thinking how I look at and judge others The story focuses on Ellen who through a series of unplanned events ends up leaving her child in the car on a hot day Is this a crime worthy of prosecution and punishment or a terrible mistake Ellen is a social worker and has taken children away from their parents, now the tables have been turned and she is the one being investigated.
I finished reading this book in Mid July Just last week a story hit our local news about a mother whose child died from heat exhaustion after being accidentally left in a car The 20th child to die in the U.
S this year I can honestly say I reacted with much compassion and empathy than I might have b Ellen Moore is haunted by the case of young Madalyn Olmstead Although it was never proved, she believes James Olmstead killed her and got away with it In her job as a social worker Ellen has seen numerous cases of the horrors inflicted on children She has three children of her own, the youngest being Avery One frantic morning after getting up late, Ellen says goodbye to her family and sets off for work on a blistering hot day A short time later, she receives a desperate phone call from a young client that change her plans This sets off a chain of events that has serious repercussions for her and her family.
Meanwhile, ten year old Jenny Briard, ends up in a situation she has no idea how to handle as she sees her father arrested while she is on a bus heading out of town Since her mother left them years before, Jenny and her father have been living a lif
She writes a gripping story about a horrific incident that happens, all too often, in society today.
Ellen a dedicated and hard working social worker juggles her marriage, raising three children and her demanding career On a daily basis she witnesses the horrors inflicted upon children and does her best to remove them from that enviroment One day something happens, a moments distraction, which threatens the life of her child and everything she has worked for.
There is the equally heart breaking ordeal of 10 yr old Jenny who has experienced both love and abuse in her short life The author alternates chapters between Ellen and Jenny until their s