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Kayak Morning : Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
by Roger Rosenblatt


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"There is indeed life after death, and Rosenblatt proves that without a doubt."
-- USA Today

From Roger Rosenblatt, the bestselling author of Making Toast and Unless It Moves the Human Heart , comes a poignant meditation on the nature of grief, the passages through it, the solace of solitude, and the healing power of love.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"There is indeed life after death, and Rosenblatt proves that without a doubt."
--USA Today

From Roger Rosenblatt, the bestselling author of Making Toast and Unless It Moves the Human Heart, comes a poignant meditation on the nature of grief, the passages through it, the solace of solitude, and the healing power of love. Rosenblatt's Kayak Morning is a classic in the making, akin to A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis--a coming to terms with tragic, senseless loss that offers readers an unsentimental and deeply moving account of the possibility of true redemption. A profoundly beautiful and intimate gift from an exceptional writer, Kayak Morning is Roger Rosenblatt writing bravely and unforgettably from the heart.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062084033
  • ISBN-10: 0062084038
  • Publisher: Ecco Press
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Page Count: 146
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Self-Help > Death, Grief, Bereavement
Books > Self-Help > Motivational & Inspirational

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-10-10
  • Reviewer: Staff

As a follow-up to Making Toast, this memoir is about asking questions that cannot be answered. Where Toast chronicled the aftermath of the author’s 38-year-old daughter’s death, this work explores little about how she died or what happened to those she left behind, but instead focuses on why Rosenblatt cannot come to terms with his grief two and half years later. As Rosenblatt, a writer and professor of English and writing at Stony Brook University, takes up kayaking near his home in Quogue on Long Island, he begins to contemplate his connection to nature and his place in it by observing the sea. The kayak becomes a metaphorical conveyance as he floats from one topic to the next, never anchoring on one thought for long, but instead conjuring elegiac prose on everything from life versus death to personal memories and classic literature. The lyrical nature of the piece, which combines short vignettes, poetic verses, snippets of conversations and meaningful quotations, allows Rosenblatt’s masterful writing skills to shine. In one instance, he describes how his two sons still stand as if their deceased sister is between them, and his words connect in a way that conveys his sadness but also affirms the goodness of life. (Jan.)

 
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