Look At You Now by Pryor Liz
In 1979 Liz Pryor a good girl from a privileged Chicago family discovered that she was pregnant. At only 17 years old her parents were determined to keep this shameful event secret from everyone even her siblings. One snowy January day after driving across three states her mother dropped her off at what Liz believed was a Catholic home for unwed mothers but was in fact a locked state facility for delinquent pregnant girls. Over the next six months alone and isolated from everyone she knew Liz developed a surprising bond of friendship with the other girls which led her to question everything she once held true. Told with tenderness humour and candour Look at You Now is a deeply moving coming-of-age story that pays tribute to the triumph of the human spirit in times of adversity and the transcendent power of friendship in the toughest of times.