Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Book Review

A Dark Oval Stone by Marsena Konkle.

This book was actually quite sad-and managed to run close to my heart for a variety of reasons. Doesn't mean I loved it though.

The husband dies while shoveling snow (my greatest fear!), and Miriam finds out she is pregnant shortly after. Can you imagine dealing with pregnancy and grief at the same time?

I did like how she started questioning the beliefs she was raised with, but I thought it was unrealistic how she gave in to her father in law and opted for a non-denominational service for her husband's funeral. (Oops, spoiler)

It wasn't a bad read, but I felt very indifferent to how Miriam's life turns out in the end.

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