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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Rosenblatt Narrator: Roger Rosenblatt Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When his daughter, Amy - a gifted doctor, mother, and wife - collapsed and died from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, left their home on the South Shore of Long Island to move in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren.

With the wit, heart, precision, and depth of understanding that has characterized his work, Roger Rosenblatt peels back the layers on this most personal of losses to create both a tribute to his late daughter and a testament to familial love. The day Amy died, Harris told Ginny and Roger, It's impossible. Rosenblatt's story tells how a family makes the possible out of the impossible.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Becky | 2/20/2014

    " I understand the more negative reviews others gave this book, but I personally really liked it. I liked the abrupt shifts from the past to the present to wondering how their lives will unfold without Amy in the world. I liked the profound observations about life, death, and grief woven with the simple day-to-day routines like words of the day and making toast. Perhaps I was in the mood to read a book like this. Maybe had I picked this book up at a different time in my life, I would have felt differently. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Leland | 2/11/2014

    " Beautifully written book but hard to read because it hits so close to home. Rosenblatt's daughter died suddenly at age 38, leaving three young children. The two oldest were about the same age as my two kids so it was impossible to read it without imagining my own family in their place. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cindy | 1/24/2014

    " When the author's adult daughter died suddenly, he and his wife moved in with their son-in-law and 3 young grandchildren. Written in short snippets, this is an open and honest account of their grieving and living during the first year. I was struck by their willingness to pick up their lives and begin parenting again. I was saddened by their lack of faith and hope in God. I've always wondered how people cope without faith and through this book I gained some insight into the hopelessness of death for those who do not believe in One who holds us all in His hands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 1/21/2014

    " I first heard about this book one afternoon on "All Things Considered." I sat in my driveway and cried as I listened to Roger Rosenblatt read from the book. It's perhaps the best book I ever read. Touching and sad without being manipulative or sentimental. I highly highly recommend. "

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