Grief is the thing with feathers by Max Porter.

Every once in a while you stumble upon a book that totally surprises you. A book that is not what you expected but it’s so beautiful and so memorable and remarkable and ‘dazzling’ as a someone said that you know you will never forget it.

It’s the story of what happens after a tragic loss, a mother, a wife. The husband left behind, two boys. About what happens, how to carry on living.

It’s a small book, but mighty. It’s a little bit like a novel. A little bit like a poem. A little bit magic.

I don’t want to say too much because everyone should discover it in his/her own time. Read it slowly. Savour the words. Listen to the words, let them echo in your mind. Put it down, read it again and again.

A word of warning: it’ll break your heart in tiny pieces. And then it’ll put all those pieces back together… because… you know… it’s all about love.

Just read it. And then read it again.

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