Unlike so many children who fall through the cracks of the overburdened foster care system, Rowells experience was nothing short of miraculousthanks to several extraordinary women who stepped forward to give Rowell the love and guidance she needed to succeed. Unabridged. 1 MP3.
The Women Who Raised Me is a "quilt," Rowell writes, "and each woman gave me a piece of herself to sew together, to make me whole." Likely due to the "can-do Mainers" who gave Rowell her start, the author's thorough exploration of her life within and without the system is an honest, persuasive testament to her strength, and to that system's potential.