Jan 29, 13
Read in August, 2011
Ann Hood knows how to write... well.
There are no flowery words, sunsets, or fairies in this book. It's a down to earth narrative of a grieving mother who lost her 5 year old daughter to meningitis 6 months earlier. We follow her on her search for sanity, meaning, relief, and maybe someday joy after this tragedy. There is alot of heartache in these pages, but with them comes empathy, understanding, forgiveness, and hope. It's not chicken soup for the soul. The situations were written without caramel coating. Mary is likeable, but not loveable and is in no way Doris Day. I don't want to rate this book.
I do believe Ann hood is an excellent writer, and if she writes all of her books like she did this one, I'm sure they're well done. She's writes what she knows .. from the heart .. and has impeccable timing.
*warning* some explicit language and sexual references.