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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Bits From the Pieces is an inspiring memoir by Georgette Noëllat relating her life story from her childhood to current times amid the influx of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brought up in a strict Catholic household in Australia, Georgette suffers harrowing physical and psychological abuse from her depraved father from a very early age. With a neglectful mother, Georgette's only source of comfort was her teddy bear, Wilfred. Despite constant mockery and bullying from her peers, she successfully graduates with a Bachelor of Music degree and goes on to study law. After falling in love with a veterinarian, Georgette marries a humble man with a Middle Eastern family. They move to the countryside, with a farm of their own. As the years pass by, she finds comfort with her family and her Irish wolfhounds.
Georgette Noëllat's heart-rending story will break your heart, make you laugh, and force you to introspect. Bits From the Pieces is bittersweet, poignant, and thoroughly engrossing to read. Spanning decades, the narrative focuses upon the momentous events in Georgette Noëllat's life that shaped her into the woman she later becomes. Noëllat reveals some truly disturbing times of her life through a narrative that is unflinchingly raw and unrestrained. There is a sense of authenticity to it that makes the story utterly captivating to read. Some stories showcase the resilient spirit of humans and how they overcome overwhelming odds to carve out their own paths. Bits From the Pieces is one such tale. I enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it to anyone seeking a spark of inspiration in their lives.