Tag Archives: death

Footprints

The Deal of a Lifetime is a new novella by Fredrik Backman. The unusual story requires a short amount of time to read, but took me a good while to contemplate. Told in the first-person, a father with cancer meets a … Continue reading

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Saab

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman finally came into my hands after a long wait in the library que. I am happy to have read this touching story. It was worth the wait. Ove is a 59-year-old man living … Continue reading

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Red Ball

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley moved me from laughter to tears. I knew absolutely nothing about this novel other than its catchy title and popularity which further increased my astonished reaction to it. When Ted, a forty-something gay … Continue reading

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Primate Connections

The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel is an unusual novel. I am unsure what to make of it. The novel consists of three interrelated stories. I thought the first two stories were quite bizarre, but the final story was … Continue reading

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Before His Time

James Agee died before his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Death in the Family, was completed. The book was edited and published posthumously.  I share this story about the novel because as I read it, it seemed to me as if … Continue reading

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In Here

A seven-year-old named Millie Bird, is the heroine of Lost and Found by Australian author Brooke Davis. Millie’s father has died and soon afterward her mother takes her to the ladies underware department at the store. Instructing her daughter to … Continue reading

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Grief

After You by Jojo Moyes is a sequel novel to Me Before You. If you plan to read this book, you will definitely need to have read the prior book as this story begins where the other one left off. … Continue reading

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