Starfish: A Memoir

In 1980s California, Donna George has tried to kick opiates in many drug programs, without success. Her relentless downward spiral continues until she abandons her children and all hope. Then fate propels her to Sunflower House, a hardcore rehab where the answers are elusive and hard won. Finding her way through will be the hardest thing she’s ever done.

“A courageous, literary gift to the reader that provides an extraordinary look into pain, forgiveness and ultimately the kind of redemption that lifts the soul and saves us all from losing our compassion.”
~ Stacey Remick-Simkins, English Department, George Mason University

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