- Paperback: 46 pages
- Publisher: Modern History Press (August 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1615992944
- ISBN-13: 978-1615992942
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,644,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Saris and a Single Malt Paperback – August 1, 2016
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On the other end my other grandfather died a few years ago, very suddenly in a car accident, and the siblings really rallied together. The love and loss that this author has felt was very enlightened and I really felt for her from the moment she received the call all the way through as she got her mother’s affairs in order.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has recently suffered a loss. It is a short read but is full of emotions so beware!
This poetry is raw and captures the emotions as each one comes to her. The thing that was particularly fascinating was that it was not the author recalling emotions or events from the past- but rather documentation as everything unfolded- which made it seem more real.
Anyone who has been through the loss of a loved one will be able to relate to what the author is feeling-particularly if you have lost a parent. Grief touches all of us in different ways and she puts into words some very difficult emotions as they are being processed. This is not a long book- more like a poetry journal- but it might be just the thing to help others get through a similar situation.
I received a copy of this book for review.
"Saris and a Single Malt" is another well-written, heartfelt gem written by Sweta. Moreover, it is deeply personal, written from the gut, and you could feel it from the very first pages how the author is confused why her mother is in the hospital when the day prior she was planning her vacation to a heavenly place, how she is heartbroken when her mother passes and does not know how to go on now--a part of herself died with her, how she is angry with others who show false sympathy to her and her family and wish to replace her mother. In the end, Sweta found a way to heal, to exist, to be happy again, and she tells the readers how so they can to find some comfort that healing does happen, not overnight, but it does happen.
I shed so many tears while reading this wonderful book. Sweta has a gift of immersing the readers and making them feel on a very profound level what she is going through at the moment. I felt all this was very releasing and healing for me. I am grateful for this read and experience. I am also grateful that I was able to gift it to a friend who needs it even more than I did. I hope she too finds comfort in this.
One thing that this collection really focuses on is how poetry is her way of grieving. It repeats the line, "Poetry never once leaves my hand;/ pain and prayers never once leave my pen." This is such an important line because it tells the reader just how poetry is helping her handle this tragedy. It also emphasizes that poetry and writing can be relieving when it comes to handling pain.
Another part I really identified with and saw a great truth to was how the writer comments that she didn't write poems about her mother when she was alive and then after her death there was a whole collection of them. I write in a similar fashion; it seems to be easier to express exact thoughts on a person when that person is no longer around. But through writing these poems Vikram brings up a great lesson. When we struggle with loss writing about the person makes it seem like they haven't really left.
Will be purchasing other works from Vikram in the future and recommending her to others.
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