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Page Turning Paula

A girl. Her dog. And books...lots of books.

Kitchen - Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus This little novella is able to tackle the haze we find ourselves in after the loss of a loved one better than many books I've read. It wallows in the loneliness that surrounds you after death and the need to either reach out or be reached out to by others in order to move past everything. All of the characters refuse to give up with faced with their loneliness and realize that it is up to them to create new relationships - not to replace the old - but to assist in the healing process.

basically: it was heartbreaking and it was wonderful.