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I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Summer of My Amazing Luck - Miriam Toews



Written by local author Miriam Toews, this is the story of Lucy, who at age 18 finds herself a single mother on social assistance. Lucy moves into Have-A-Life, a public housing better known as Half-A-Life and meets a cast of characters including Lish and her four daughters.

This story was written as if Lucy herself was speaking and often would sidetrack from the main story. I believe this was intentionally done by the author and it wasn't too distracting. However, in my opinion there was no real point to this story. I did not feel there was a conclusion and that nothing was really resolved. The better part of the book was "getting to" and not "getting there", if that makes any sense whatsoever. The summary on the back of the book lead me to believe that the bulk of the story would be about a road trip, but in fact, it was not.

That being said, however, I still thought the book was worth reading, and I'm glad I finally got a chance to do so.

1 comment:

DanaDew said...

I've never heard of this book until now, so I can't really comment on it specificly. But I wanted to comment on your comment...."nothing was really resolved."

Sometimes things aren't resolved and life moves forward anyway. Perhaps if a book leaves one feeling frustrated that way, it is less about the book and more about the readers needs (which may go far beyond the literature). Just food for thought--not an accusation, analysis, or criticism.