I read a review of this book about a year ago and remembered the title had ‘toast’ in it-So when I thought of it I looked it up and ordered it.
The book is written by Roger Rosenblatt, an author and English/Creative Writing Professor.
The story is about grief: coping with grief, living with grief and a new normal. Ultimately it is about loss.
It took me four hours to read this book- taking one break to make dinner for my family and eat it together. Then I kept reading and crying. I cried for pretty much the whole 166 pages.
This is not a novel. It is tidbits of memories and the days and months following the death of Mr. Rosenblatt’s daughter. Amy was a young wife, mother and doctor. Her youngest child was just over a year when Amy collapse and died of a rare heart condition which was undiagnosed.
On the day that the Rosenblatt’s got 'the' phone call, they drove from their home, to their son-in-laws home and stayed to help raise their three grandchildren. A mix of grandparent laced pride and coping with anger and grief the Rosenblatt’s adjust to their new normal among play dates and diapers- Mrs. Rosenblatt wistfully observing that she is living her daughter’s life.
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Do you like to read books that make you cry?