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A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy

A Better Place: A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy
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There are books of all kind some of them are the ones you read and forget in an instant, some stay with us for the later part of our lives. And this one book is one of those books which with after bonding so strongly you have a tough time forgetting it.

In this touching non-fiction memoir, we face a hard to accept, touching and true account of the author that can shake everyone to their souls. The author expresses her account of the killing of her son in their hometown California and what followed. Along with how she struggles to accept the life once again looking for a reason to keep going on. The book lends us a lot of lessons to take away and apply to our lives or share with the ones who may need them someday.

Her 23-year-old son was gunned down in the broad daylight but that isn’t the thing this book focuses on. It’s not about the revenge or stuff that author wants to change but about the emotional, physical and mental state of her as she tries to accept what has happened. The time they spent together was the thing that somehow helped and inspired her to continue living on as the mom he loved and admired. The writing style is as gripping as the experience itself that you can’t leave behind no matter how hard you try.

If I try to sum up all of what this book holds without ruining your reading it, I will be using this sentence from the author herself: “I felt and continue to feel profound sadness and a deep loss. But I also feel gratitude, happiness, and even hope.”

You can cry with this book. You can learn from this book. But you can’t forget it. And definitely can’t hate it.

Written by Singh with Books. Originally published on www.singhwithbooks.wordpress.com. He writes about the book in a way that you can feel his emotions and connection with the book that he reviews. Do follow him for the bookish awesomeness @singhwithbooks as well as @singhwithpen.

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