This week, I've been reading through a classic called So Big, by Edna Farber. It is an excellent book, very well written. It is about a woman,Selina Peake, and her life as a gamblers daughter.
Her father is a professional gambler and her mother died when she was a small girl. Basically the book follows her life through a portion of her childhood, her fathers death, marriage, her son, and tells us what it was like for her having the life she did.
Overall, it is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it.