Cracked Foundation

Gatekeeper Press
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Talisa is only eleven years old when she finds her mother lying on the kitchen floor fighting for her life. Within a matter of minutes, Talisa’s life changes. As her mother slowly fades into the unknown, the family tries to stay afloat through waves of turmoil. With a distant father, a rebelling older sister, and a younger brother to look after, Talisa’s life becomes complicated, and the odds continually stack. Growing up becomes a game of hopscotch, where each leap demands perseverance.

Hidden secrets. Life-threatening decisions. Stolen adolescence.

While desperately clinging to hope, life tosses Talisa into a whirlwind of storms, what will she do? Will she dig deep to find a resolution? Will she have what it takes to push through the face of adversity? The clock is ticking.

Book Review 1:

A breath-taking raw account of the effects of a disease, trauma and poverty, and the hope that prevails. I found myself holding my breath as the curtain was pulled back. This unvarnished debut is not to be missed!

----Courtney Cole, New York Times Bestselling Author

Book Review 2:

This story reveals the resilience of a young girl who refuses to give up hope when her mother is diagnosed with an often-debilitating disease. Through dramatic truths, humor, and beautifully poetic asides, it took me on a ride through a no-holds-barred narrative demonstrating the sometimes-difficult steps we must face to reach true self-awareness.

----Sarah M. Flores, Author, and Owner of Write Down the Line

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About the author

Ta’She’Ana Banks was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, raised in Rock Island, Illinois and currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from high school, she committed to serving 6 years in the United States Air Force. She's traveled the world, experiencing diverse cultures from the fields of Korea to temporarily living in a tent in Turkey. She is a dual-major graduate with an Bachelor’s of Finance and Accounting; currently working as an Accountant. After attending the Writer’s Digest Conference she became encouraged to ignite her passion for writing. In her spare time, she loves to laugh, exercise, travel, relax by indulging in a good read with a bag of Funyuns and simply enjoying every aspect of life.

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Publisher
Gatekeeper Press
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Published on
Aug 14, 2018
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Pages
398
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ISBN
9781642371765
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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