“Oh, how I loved this heartbreaking, transfixing coming of age tale! A pitch-perfect, novelistic depiction of a childhood cut short by instability and loss, When She Comes Back reminded me of Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle. But Plank’s voice is purely her own, aced with humor and underpinned by deep, hard-won wisdom and self-knowledge. I loved it and you will, too.”
– Joanna Rakoff, My Salinger Year
“In this fascinating coming-of-age memoir, Ronit Plank poignantly explores the resilience of a child longing for her mother and ultimately leads us along her path to reconciliation. When She Comes Back is a stunning debut.”
– JASON ALLEN, The East End
“A beautifully written and wrenching story of abandonment and resilience, When She Comes Back grabbed me by the heart. I could not put this powerful memoir down.”
– ASPEN MATIS, Girl in the Woods
“Plank’s story will feel relatable to anyone who has ever wondered if their family is “normal,” or experienced the more routine childhood trauma of divorce. Empathetic, richly detailed, and self-aware, When She Comes Back is a heartbreaking, hopeful story about loss, resilience, and growing up too soon.”
– ERICA C. BARNETT, Quitter
“This captivating memoir draws the readers into the altered reality of cult life, and what happens to those left behind. When young Ronit’s mother left her family for “guru” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, whose followers were later responsible for a major US terrorist attack, she was left to navigate her own emotional growth and her concept of motherhood, without a guiding influence. The compelling, raw story will leave you thinking about Ronit long after the book is done.”
“Plank’s story is a testament to human beings’ lasting yearning for parental connections. When She Comes Back is a captivating, empathetic, and inspiring journey into the perspectives of understanding, forgiveness, and acceptance. A gripping read!”
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