[New] (The Deception of Livvy Higgs) AUTHOR Donna Morrissey


  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • The Deception of Livvy Higgs
  • Donna Morrissey
  • English
  • 10 September 2020
  • 9780670066056

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Summary The Deception of Livvy Higgs 107 He battle of the Atlantic in World War II then leaps ahead to the bedside of the elder LivvyCaught between a troubled past and her present and worsening living conditions Livvy is forced to pick apart the lies and secrets told by her greedy prideful father Durwin Higgs who judges her a failure and her formidable Grandmother Creed who has mysteriously aligned herself with Liv. This book left me stunned Donna Morrissey s character development in this book is so fascinating haunting and heart wrenching all at once that you can t tear your eyes from the page I found myself wondering how people can be so as the title suggests deceptive People lie to each other and they lie to themselves so much that they start to believe their OWN lies The Deception of Livvy Higgs is an important novel to read because it forces you to look at your own life at some of the lies you have perhaps told in your life and how even the smallest of white lies can have sometimes the biggest effect Five enthusiastic stars for this amazing character driven novel Amy Smith Marketing Associate

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Summary The Deception of Livvy Higgs 107 Vy's father despite their mutual hatredTending to Livvy during her illness is her young next door neighbour Gen a single mother and social work student Overnight a violent scene embroils the two in each other's lives in a manner that will entwine them forever In The Deception of Livvy Higgs the inimitable Morrissey has written a powerful tale the Stone Angel of the East Coas. I was so excited to discover a new novel by Donna Morrissey since I ve read and enjoyed all of her previous books Again she did not disappointLivvy is an octogenarian living in Halifax As her health fails her dreams take her back to her childhood and adolescence in an isolated fishing village on the French Shore of Newfoundland where her father owned the general store We meet Livvy s ever suffering mother Cecile whose relationship with her husband can be surmised by her constantly calling him a paltry white bastard 11 her proud father Durwin whose life seems fueled by rage her manipulative maternal grandmother Julia Creed whose pre occupation is the importance of outward appearances and the comforting neighbour Missus Louis who provides consolation first to Cecile and later to LivvyFrom the beginning it is clear that there are skeletons in the family closet involving Livvy s father and grandmother Durwin accuses Grandmother Creed of cheating him and he tells her you ll not cheat me again 59 Cecile describes her mother as a liar She lies she always lies She s clever like the fox always setting her little traps twisting things making lies out of truth or truth out of lies 38 Cecile s opinion of her husband is no better she tells her daughter Your father s like your Grandmother Creed They think themselves better than everybody else got chafed necks from their too high collars 12 She accuses him of being a hypocrite and asks him Who else have you tricked with your lies 16 Cecile also thinks of both her husband and mother as cold hearted she takes everything and gives nothing Durwin takes nothing and gives nothing 42 Further she thinks they conspired in some criminal activity They ll burn in hell I pray they ll burn in hell They done something Durwin and my mother they done something 129 As she shifts between present and past Livvy tries to determine the truth and reconcile with her pastThe book jacket describes the book as the Stone Angel of the East Coast and Livvy is in a position similar to Hagar Shipley s in Margaret Laurence s novel examining her early life Livvy like Hagar is a memorable character a strong willed cantankerous old woman encroached by age and neglect 35 Like Hagar Livvy is also a dynamic character she realizes that a person has to believe in hisher story in order to live with it to defend it if only to himherself it comes to me that Father too believed his story else he wouldn t have fought so hard to protect it And Grandmother Creed What shame what shame to suffer such loneliness when love was but a truth away 270 The novel addresses several forces ie greed pride hate love anger which can serve as overriding motivations since fixing one s mind too strongly on something can hatch fear and dread 94 Livvy mentions that she has learned how to salvage the most from the sweetest 10 but she also learns how to salvage the most from the sourest that life has dealt her so she can still feel sweet sweet grace 271 A book that is entertaining and also gives a glimpse into the human condition is a great read and this is definitely one of themPlease check out my reader s blog and follow me on Twitter DCYakabuski

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Summary The Deception of Livvy Higgs 107 For two traumatic days Livvy Higgs is besieged by a series of small heart attacks while the ghost of her younger self leads her back through a past devastated by lies and secrets The story opens in Halifax in 2009 travels back to the French Shore of Newfoundland during the mid thirties and the heyday of the Maritime shipping industry makes its way to wartorn Halifax during t. This compelling and tragic story is told by 80 year old Livvy Higgs Current health issues evoke long dormant memories for the woman living in Halifax She remembers her childhood in Sables d Or on the French Shore of Newfoundland and her life in Halifax during the warNone of the adults in Livvy s life come out well Her mother tells the child Your father s a paltry white bastardand I m a stupid cow Livvy s father tells her little Her Grandmother Creed is another complicated adult not to be trustedAs the lies and deceptions become clear to Livvy she searches for a measure of peace The memories of her man and his grandmother bring some serenity to the woman and does the presence of her young neighbourUnforgettable


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    [New] (The Deception of Livvy Higgs) AUTHOR Donna Morrissey It took a while for me to get into this book I'd pick it up put it back down while trying to decide whether to keep on reading it I'm very glad I did It worked it's way into my heart page by page as the elderly Liv drifts back and forth in time remembering her childhood and youth The child of a loveless marriage she lose

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