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Reed's Beach

3.16  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Hugh and Laura Walker could never have anticipated that the single greatest source of joy in their lives could so suddenly fill them with such unrelenting grief. The death of their only child, seven-year-old Michael -- struck by a car just seconds after stepping off his school bus -- has left them stranded in a sea of sorrow. With no emotional compass to guide them, the Wa ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Washington Square Press (first published 1993)
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Aug 30, 2009 Elaine rated it did not like it
I'm skimming through a lot of this book cos frankly, not much to hold my interest. I've already thought about putting it aside (on page 119 currently) or at the least, picking up another book to read between readings of this one. You'll excuse me if my head hits the table?

Hugh and his wife Laura lost their only child - young Michael. He got hit by a vehicle as he was getting off the school bus. This story is a day in the life of Hugh and Laura as they struggle to make sense of it all. This story
Oct 14, 2015 ATreads rated it did not like it
I don't intend to diminish grief, which serves as the emotional fulcrum of this story. We've all felt it, and its power is not to be mocked.

But I struggled to find any value into the character's journey with it. I ended this story feeling that I learned only what had happened to cause their grief, and little about how it shaped them. Could it be that I'm just shallow and didn't "get it"? Perhaps. If so, maybe this rating is the victim of my own shortcomings. So be it.

This one is sitting in my tr
Feb 28, 2009 Theresa rated it really liked it
A very in depth look at heartache and loss. Bret Lott is a talented author! Glad that I made the effort to get this hard-to-find book.
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Bret Lott is the bestselling author of fourteen books, most recently the nonfiction collection Letters and Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian (Crossway 2013) and the novel Dead Low Tide (Random House 2012). Other books include the story collection The Difference Between Women and Men, the nonfiction book Before We Get Started: A Practical Memoir of the Writer’s Life, and the novels Jewe ...more
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