THE SUM OF OUR SORROWS Kindle Edition
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- File size : 796 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 450 pages
- Publisher : Saberlee Books (October 26, 2020)
- Publication date : October 26, 2020
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B08LZJY29Y
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #424,927 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Grief is a complicated emotion. Compounding it with guilt makes it into a toxic mess, and soon enough things will become even more complicated in the Sheppard household.
This was a roller-coaster of a read, exposing me to a cocktail of emotions that left me quite drained. It also left me very impressed: Ms Brodey is an excellent writer and The Sum of Our Sorrows packs an unforgettable punch!
The characters had incredible depth, and I felt as if I was there with them. The book took me on an emotional rollercoaster, and I'll admit there were a couple of characters that I hated and I really wanted to see them get their comeuppance.
The writing and editing were well done. The story flowed from one event to the next and was hard to put down. This story really looked into the hearts and minds of very diverse characters all navigating a similar event. If you love studies of human nature and family dramas, I'd recommend this book. I really enjoyed it. Five stars.
Top reviews from other countries
Having placed the burden of responsibility firmly on his daughter’s shoulders, it is easy to understand Lily’s resentment towards her father as she struggles to come to terms with her grief.
Lisette Brodey does a great job, taking us into the heart and mind of Lily’s conflicting emotions – her growing resentment clouded with guilt as the need to protect and care for her siblings overrides her desire to get away. But how much can a person take?
I empathised with Lily’s dilemma, half of me urging her to leave and the other half hoping for some miracle to make her stay; because not only do we feel for Lily, but for her two very different siblings, each fighting their own demons. To say anything more about the way things unfurl would spoil the plot, which has far more to offer than first meets the eye.
There were several characters I liked and others that I was wary of from the word go. I also enjoyed the descriptions of various places but, above all, the love that prevailed even through the toughest of circumstances.
Another interesting aspect for me was the dialogue. It’s always fascinating to note the different figures of speech used in American dialogue as opposed to British expressions and I found quite a few examples of these.
To tackle the subject of bereavement in a way that doesn’t detract from the pain and suffering yet isn’t depressing, is a challenge. Ms Brodey has pulled this off admirably, striking the right balance and bringing the book to its uplifting conclusion. As with all her works, it is well written with sentiments that many readers will be able to relate to.
I hasten to add that for those of you who enjoy coming-of-age stories with a little romance thrown in, you won’t be disappointed. A worthy 5*