BookLife Prize Semi-Finals

By - Hanna Perlstein Marcus
December 20, 2018

Thanks to the BookLife Prize for judging Sidonia’s Thread as a semi-finalist for the BookLife Prize. As one of thirty titles to advance to this level out of almost one thousand entries, I am truly honored. Congrats to the 2018 winner of the prize, Michael F. Stewart, author of Ray vs. the Meaning of Life. The following are the kind comments by the BookLife Critic’s Report of Sidonia’s Thread, rating it an overall 9.75 out of 10:

Plot: This memoir is almost perfectly plotted. The only issue is the ending, which drags on a bit too long with an epilogue and end notes.

Prose: The prose here is as excellent as the storytelling. A pleasure to read.

Originality: The author has crafted a compelling, emotional, and original story.

Character Development: The author has created vivid and memorable characters. Over the course of the book, the daughter comes to understand the mother in a way that will be rewarding for readers.

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