Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Book 43 of 52 -- Abigail Thomas' A Three Dog Life

This book is sweet, poignant, and beautiful.

It is also gut-wrenchingly honest and realistic about the author's attempts to cope with her life after her husband has a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).

He gets hit by a car while walking their dog and their lives are never the same.

This memoir is about the author's life and marriage after the accident and for the next five years, until the present day.

I loved reading it and I haven't really ever read a book like it.

The author builds herself a life, accompanied by what ends up being three dogs altogether.

She still takes joy in her marriage, such as it is and I wish I could put into words how beautiful this book is, but I can't.

It is a lovely book with mature topics (grieving, survivor guilt, etc.) for adults or especially mature teens. Highest recommendations.

No comments: