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Poignant and bittersweet, Sweet & Crazy is the story of a single mother coping with the extremes of life.

At thirty-nine, Hanna Painter has returned to her hometown of Ash Creek, Ohio. Since Hanna's husband, Ed, has died of cancer, Hanna has been raising their precocious four-year old son, Pete, on her own. Mother and son are dealing with their loss in different ways.
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 19th 2003)
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Mike
I'm kind of fascinated at how many 9/11 books have:

--writers as central/significant characters
--children in cute/quirky engagement with grief
--images of shoes
--people who find, in the collapse of the Towers, a reawakening of, and then escape from, their own personal traumas.

Not a bad book, nor too memorable.
Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
I just finished The Goldfish Went on Vacation, a nonfiction account of Dann’s loss of her husband. Sweet & Crazy follows very similar paths. I enjoyed it just as much. The little boy in the book was so much fun. “Now you’re a window,” he tells his mom after his dad dies.
Jacque
Kind of a dumb story, I thought, but I liked her writing style.
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