Monday, June 30, 2008

The Worst Loss

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood (2008)
160 pages
5/5 rating

As a bookworm, there is always going to be books that I shy away from because of subject matter. Dsyfunctional families and sexual violence are among the subjects I rather not read about. But after read Head Butler's glowing review of Comfort, I had to wishlist this book on paperbackswap.

Hood's memoir about her life after losing her five year old daughter, Grace, is heartbreaking. She shows the reader what her grief looks like: the inability to comprehend that her daughter is gone forever, hiding from the mothers whose children went to school with Grace, and refusing to listen to the radio because Grace loved the Beatles and their music was bound to be played.

Comfort is a book that once you've finished the last page, you want to go back to the beginning and start to read it over again.

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