November 8, 2013

READ THIS BOOK: The Rent Collector Review and GIVEAWAY!!

Every so often a book comes along that is just the perfect read. And this book was. I curled up with a blanket on the first cold day of fall and couldn't stop reading.

I educated me, made me feel compassion, made me want to be better, made me wiser, made my heart hurt, made me cry, made me happy, made me wonder...

It made me wish I had never read it so that I could experience the joy of it all over again.

Do you know what I mean? Have you every wished you could just start all over?

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright did that for me and I am so THANKFUL.

This book is so beautifully written and crafted. I loved his writing. I loved the characters and the humanity. I'm sure a part of that is because this book is based on a REMARKABLE TRUE STORY. But I give Wright so much credit for his crafting and delivery of this book. My heart strings were pulled, tightened, lengthened and nearly broken.

Sang Ly is a mother living in the harshest conditions in Cambodia. She literally lives in a dump. Just like the picture on the cover of the book. This dump is a real place. It is called Stung Meanchey and it is the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia.

Why you ask would anyone live there?

Well, the people make their living there. They collect garbage and use it to survive. They sell precious treasures that they find for money. There is an economy in this dump that barely keeps things going.

Life there is almost unbearable, but somehow this book helps you to also seek and find beautiful treasures in the dump. I came away from this book realizing just how amazingly miraculous the world can be, even in the hardest conditions and the most painful times.

I'm so happy to get to tell you about this book. I hope you will read it and let me know if you loved it just as much as I did.


Leave me a comment and you could win your own copy of this book!

Good Luck;)


Brent and Emilie Hansen said...

You know I love to read good books! You are amazing Erin!!! Love u! Emilie Hansen;)

MJCastleton said...

Always great to get a new perspective on life. We all need that at times. Or always.

Jaime said...

I've been wanting to read this forever!

Erin Peterson said...

Jaime I seriously loved it. Hope you do too!

Erin Peterson said...

Yes we do!!!

Erin Peterson said...

Oh I loved this book! Have you ever heard of dumps like this in Asia?

skkorman said...

This sounds like a great read—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

RyLyn said...

Ooh! The one you've been telling me about! Hope to win!

Mellon Monkey's said...

Looks like a great story! I would love to win :)

Freja said...

Oh this book looks great!!

Heather Sebastian said...

This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win and read this!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com