Looking For Normal {Book Review}

Looking For Normal {Book Review}



Post Last Modified – January 19, 2021

Looking For Normal by Author Karen Harmon

As a Baby Boomer Travel, Health & Fitness Blogger, I was recently invited by the Author of Looking For Normal – Karen Harmon, to read and review her latest book publication.

I was delighted to have the opportunity to read Karen’s latest book, as this true story of her family and herself takes place where our family also lived in Canada. The author is also a Baby Boomer like my wife and I.

If you’re wondering exactly who Baby Boomers are, then be sure to check out my blog homepage introduction at Gr8 Travel Tips Homepage. I give a fun detailed description on just who are the Millions of Boomers around the world. 🙂
Hint: Born From 1946 – 1964.

About The Author Of Looking For Normal

Karen Harmon is a Baby Boomer, mother, wife and a local community fitness expert. She resides on the west coast of Canada with her family. She is an accomplished author, having received finalist designate for Book Excellence.

Her publications are non-fiction in nature, focusing on family and her own personal experiences growing up in British Columbia. She has a passion for writing and considers it her own form of personal therapy.

Karen also finds time to work with Special Needs children for a local school district in BC.

Looking For Normal – Brief Introduction

This personal journey will introduce you to the author’s mother & father, taking you back in time to when they were youngsters living in the Province of Saskatchewan, eventually making their way west to British Columbia.

It’s an interesting journey beginning in the 1930’s and the Great Depression, continuing on into the 1940’s and 1950’s, tracing memories of her parents lives together and raising their children during that time.

The author recalls her childhood memories together with family, both good and difficult at times. It concludes with Karen reaching her early teens and personal experiences growing up in this part of Canada.

It’s a wonderful and at times a very real look at mental illness that inflicted members of her family in the past, and how it was looked upon and treated years ago.

Looking For Normal – Recommendations

I absolutely loved reading this book, as it brought back many similar memories of my upbringing during those years.  Reflecting on similar surroundings, activities, nostalgic memories of old television programs, popular food items and treats we also enjoyed during our childhood years during this period.

In fact, my grandparents and parents also worked their way west many years ago from the Province of Saskatchewan. Many people did this to escape the extremely hard times of living in the Prairies in the dirty 30’s and a few decades following.

Karen will take you on a very personal journey, recalling the good times and the bad times experienced over the years. If you are a Baby Boomer and/or enjoy reading a heartfelt non-fiction story of life, this book is for you!

I also really liked how the author included brief historical anecdotes on events, sites and attractions she mentions throughout the book. An excellent addition to the book, offering a light history lesson for readers at the same time.

Below, I have listed the link to Karen’s Official website page for your convenience. Here you will find access and more detailed information about the author, her publications and links for purchasing these wonderful books.

📖   Karen Harmon – Author

Other Books By Karen Harmon include “Where Is My Happy Ending.”  Follow the author as she continues her memoirs from 1978 thru 1997, moving to the big city of Vancouver, BC. from the much smaller community of Mission, BC – Canada.

The book recounts her personal life experiences along the way. You won’t want to miss this continuation after reading “Looking For Normal.”

Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

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