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  • Published: New York : Random House, 2013.
  • Year Published: 2013
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Description: 238 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9781400069439


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by Harding, Paul, 1967-

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A grieving Charlie Crosby (grandson of Tinkers protagonist George Washington Crosby) attempts to come to terms with the death of his daughter, Kate, and the subsequent dissolution of his marriage.

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Recommended, but...

I agree with the previous comment that the story lacked development, but the point may have been to show the utter destruction that occurs in ones life upon the death of a loved one. I really enjoyed much of the imagery in this book and Harding is no doubt an excellent writer. Some parts of the book are devastatingly beautiful while others leave one counting the pages to the next chapter. Overall I would recommend this book, but Harding's best work remains "Tinkers".


Although this story seems to lack some depth and maturity, it was refreshing, honest, and a compelling read. It is a story of dealing with the loss of a child and shows how a couple can grow apart coping differently. There are many poignant and beautiful scenes that bring out what matter in life and relationship. He, that is the main character, - the father - seemed to go off the deep end and then clean up a little too quick, (needed more), but overall; I would recommend this book. Not the best on the topic but a solid well written work.

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