REVEALS THE LIFELONG STRUGGLES OF THE FAMILIES TRAUMATIZED VETERANS
JOINS THE MINORITY OF WAR MEMOIRS WRITTEN BY WOMEN
“A masterpiece. There’s no other book out there like this.”
Dale Maharidge, Pulitzeer Prize winning author of And Their Children After Them
“A searing look at estrangement from a parent, with emphasis on healing through open, honest dialogue.”
– Bethanne Patrick, critic, Los Angeles Times Books
“Like Ellis and her Dad, many people would love to find a way to restore contact.”
– Belinda Luscombe, TIME
“A roadmap for the journey from victim to hero, from pain to compassion, and from isolation to connection.”
– Karestan C. Koenen, Ph.D., Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
LITTLE AVALANCHES is a gorgeously written memoir of breathtaking scope that propels readers from the beaches of California in the early go’s to the battlefields of wartime Germany. Its literary magic is in the paradox of a tender, curious woman searching through generations of family history to uncover the truth of her brutalized and dehumanized father, and the compassion she marshals to escape his endless war and bring them to relational safety. By juxtaposing resistance and reverence, conflict and empathy, she brings us to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human and complete.
Becky Ellis’ account of a family redeemed is the “half of the story” that could have only been written by a woman.