The Day I Lost You is Magical

Fionnuala Kearney Reaches Brilliance in The Day I Lost You Reviewed by  Mary E. Latela on November 17, 2016

When I learned that Fionnuala Kearney had a new novel, I rushed to purchase it and read it. What a ride! What a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts, memories, floated about! There are so many books about loss these days – loss of a marriage, loss of a home, loss of personal identity, and perhaps worst, the loss of a child, that I realized by opening this book I might find a treasure – and I did.

When Jess learns that her daughter, Anna, has died in an avalanche, she takes on one of the most difficult tasks a parent may be called to – to deal with her own loss at the same time she must care for her beloved granddaughter, Rose. Even sisters and moms do not know how to deal with Jess and her deep and almost etched-on grief. She cannot move, and when some news comes in, she enters new territory. The twists and turns of this elegant novel are expertly woven together. There is always one more surprise.

Characters are so real that you want to offer them a tissue or make them a cup of tea. So many points in my reading brought back my own life experiences, though we are very, very different women. You must read this poignant, realistic story which will refuse to be put aside until you know everything!


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About @LatelaMary

Author of 14 self-help books, five still available: Prepare Him Room, Ten Steps to Peace, Healing the Abusive Family, Moments for Mothers. Breaking the Boxes: critique of institutions vs. individuals. Work-in-progress: Memoir (Sorting out Secrets)
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