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By A Customer
This review is from: Losing the Dead (Hardcover)
This is a wonderful book, because it shows how individuals affect each other. There are mysteries at the beginning and the end, there are no easy resolutions, but the author manages to show us her parents so clearly that you entirely see how she herself was brought up. The other fascinating thing about it is that she makes it clear how relationships can be simulataneously successful and damaging, and how ultimately, however much we have been influenced by our families, we must take responsibility for ourselves and our own moral decisions. The depiction of the author's mother in particular is amazing - it encapsulates all the admiration and ambivalence so many of us seem to feel for our mothers. A resonant book.