Grief Cottage

Grief Cottage

eBook - 2017
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Grief Cottage is the best sort of ghost story, but it is far more than that--an investigation of grief, remorse, and the memories that haunt us. The power and beauty of this artful novel wash over the reader like the waves on a South Carolina beach.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
ISBN: 9781632867063
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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ehbooklover Nov 11, 2017

I picked this one up because it involved a ghost and I luuuuurve ghost stories. However, it turned out to be more of a coming-of-age story that just happened to also involve a ghost. But that's OK, because I still really liked it. A beautifully written and atmospheric book full of realistically flawed characters that I grew to care about a great deal.

Sep 13, 2017

I enjoyed this book very much, and read it in one day. A good coming of age tale.

Jul 28, 2017

Like a small swell heading toward the shore, this coming-of-age tale languidly rolls forward, suddenly rising up into a wave only to drop, gently, onto the beach spreading its fingers across the sand and into the future. The first person narrator is a precocious, intelligent eleven year old boy who must deal with the death of his mother and having to move from poverty in West Virginia to improved circumstances on the South Carolina coast to live with his solitary great aunt artist. Grief runs through this book in many forms, across generations, and in different characters, yet it’s an uplifting story about kindness and community and healing. I can see it being made into a thoughtful, atmospheric movie.

debwalker Jul 11, 2017

"This grace-filled story probes aspects of life and death, isolation and family, and how great pain and loss can ultimately lead to unforeseen transcendence." --Kathleen Gerard, blogger at Reading Between the Lines


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