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Sweet & Crazy

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 19th 2003)
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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.
Kind of a dumb story, I thought, but I liked her writing style.
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