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It's a really cute novella, that tackles on some real-life issues like PTSD, set in the time of the Vietnam War. The fear is palpable as these characters wait to hear the birthdays announced for the draft. Even though I knew what was coming, my stomach dropped right along with theirs.
I loved getting to know a little bit more about Evelyn's gift, and that of the rest of her family. Speaking of gifts, this has seriously got to be one of the best titled pieces known to man. It works on so many different levels when it comes to this book.
I think my biggest complaint about this book isn't really a complaint at all. Y'all, look, if you didn't know this yet, Em has this amazing ability to set a scene. Her analogies are so amazing. Her descriptions are enough that I can see that "apricot butt," I can feel the bark of her favorite tree under my fingers, I can feel the magic as it surrounds me. It's unbelievable when you get dropped into an Em Shotwell world. As a writer myself, I must tell you that this is one of the biggest compliments I can give.
This tells the story of one man gifted with perfect recall, but it is a love story, a story of hope, the healing power of love.
Within a small enclave, many possess blessings. Whether a witch's talent as outsiders think, or a gift with weather or animals or healing, they are all considered blessings. With his gift, Rex can recall every happy moment in his life, exactly as it happened.
He meets Evelyn, gifted with life, and they fall in love as a perfect match. Few people under 65 remember the uncertainty caused by the draft at the height of the Vietnamese war. The flight by some to Canada, the boys who left, proud to serve their country, the broken men who returned. The nightly news, lists of dead. I do. I dated returning vets at college. So this story touched me. Em captures the tension and the helplessness of the times. The sweetness, naivete of young love before the war touches this family.
Rex remembers, every soul he killed or watch die, every atrocity of war. The memory of good is overcome by memories of war. But Evelyn is waiting.