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Saris and a Single Malt Paperback – August 1, 2016
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"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.
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.
The poems are a very personal roadmap through the author's grief on losing her mother suddenly and unexpectedly. The poems were touching and tender, tinged with sadness that made me think of my own losses. I enjoyed perspectives like, "The rain beating tells me a story about the loss that I am not willing to hear." For some people, the crystallizations of grief may be too much, for others, it will be just what they need.
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