Book Review: Reflections from a Glass House

By: Carol Sveilich

Reflections from a Glass House, A Memoir of Mid-Century Modern Mayhem is an intimate and detailed story of growing up in the Silicon Valley, in the 1960s.

Sveilich shares her story in incredible detail, making her very easy to connect with. In many ways, this felt like sitting down with a friend, reminiscing and sharing old stories. I appreciated her use of humor in her telling of adolescent shenanigans while empathizing with her more emotional moments. Her vivid descriptions of her family home transport the reader through time and space to the Eilcher designed home of her youth.

This is a wonderful exploration of family dynamics, acceptance, and forgiveness.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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