27 February 2010

Making Toast; Roger Rosenblatt

Making Toast: A Family Story Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I understand why people write books after the death of a loved one: it's cathartic. I'm less understanding of why we read them. If we don't know the people involved, what's the gain? Is it that we hope we'll handle our losses with more dignity? That death will be comprehensible? I really don't know...

This slight series of pensees (too short to be essays, not coherent enough to be anything more) doesn't offer much in the way of spiritual guidance. Rather, it's simply a father trying to make sense of his daughter's death and trying to help her family heal.

ARC provided by publisher.

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