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Unsaid by Neil Abramson
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Nov 16, 2015

it was amazing

Loved this book. If you are a fan of The Art of Racing in the Rain, this is a book for you. It made me laugh and cry...and sob. I fell in love with almost all of the characters and was quickly drawn in.The story. follows David, an attorney who is trying to deal with his devastation over the loss of his wife, Helena, to breast cancer and to navigate a new and unfamiliar world without her. Add to this weight, the menagerie of animals Helena has brought into their lives through her work as a veterinarian and that David must now care for alone. Before her death, Helena had been working to rescue a chimpanzee named Cindy- trained in sign language and now scheduled to be turned over for research experiment. David becomes involved in the rescue efforts which ultimately lead to a courtroom showdown. The story is told in Helena's voice as her spirit lingers, watching over those she loves and witnessing the efforts to save Cindy.

I have reread a title only once in all my years of reading. Unsaid is one I plan to reread!
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Maggiendp I really loved Racing in the Rain, but I am struggling with this one.

Cheryl It is different, Maggiendp, but I loved it. How far are you into the story?

Maggiendp Sally and Clifford just stayed overnight at David's. I love animals but I'm finding the anthropomorphism a tad over the top. And I'm afraid it's going to be way too sad whatever happens to the bonobo.

Cheryl I get what you are saying. There are very sad parts to the story, but I guess the love carried me through. Hope it gets better for you.

Maggiendp Thanks; I'm not giving up. I can only remember one book I actually gave up on. I usually carry on to the bitter end.

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