Updated: Sep 15, 2022
While the bookend scenes from this novel transpire in the present day, it’s the story spanning the previous two generations that will compel the reader to pick up this book and become immersed in its pages.
During one of the darkest times in our human history, Ms. Graham shows just how enveloping that darkness can be. While unpleasant to stomach at times, it’s important to paint such a gripping image of those circumstances, so we can appreciate the ability for human compassion that resists and overcomes the negativity.
Through multiple story lines that parallel each other over two generations, Ms. Graham demonstrates the resilient and loving capacity of the human spirit: as a romantic partner, a familial member, and a loyal friend.
Sometimes the truth hurts, in ways we never imagined it could, but having the courage to seek and accept it can lead to a place that causes our soul, paradoxically, to become anxious and peaceful inside the same breath. It’s a place that may be scary and uncertain, but it’s inside those opportunities that we truly find out what it means to live.
Dave’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️
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