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Making Toast

3 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Roger Rosenblatt

Starred Review. Family tragedy is healed by domestic routine in this quiet, tender memoir. When his daughter Amy died suddenly at the age of 38 from an asymptomatic heart condition, journalist and novelist Rosen-blatt (Lapham Rising) and his wife moved … see full wiki

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Author: Roger Rosenblatt
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Ecco
3 reviews about Making Toast
review by . July 13, 2010
Thoughtful account of author's tragic loss of a daughter.
Roger Rosenblatt is an accomplished journalist, novelist and playwright.  It is from this depth of writing talent that Rosenblatt eloquently recounts the days, weeks and months that follow the untimely and tragic death of his daughter Amy.     In the wake of his loss, Rosenblatt and his wife are immersed in the daily chaos that his son-in-law faces with three children.  The author struggles with the void all the while trying to help the kids with theirs.  …
review by . May 11, 2010
This book is sparse. Short in length, and not overly wordy or dramatic. That makes each word, each scene, and each memory shared even more resonant.    When Roger Rosenblatt's daughter died suddenly, leaving a husband and three young children behind, he and his wife moved in with their son-in-law to help with the children. It's never addressed, but since the baby already had a nanny, I think that they are there to stand-in for their daughter. To be sure that she isn't forgotten, …
review by . March 07, 2010
This is a carefully constructed book, an elegiac, a memoir of grief, and yet, a memoir curiously distanced from emotion. Rosenblatt is a sympathetic figure for an author, a kindly and loving father who has just lost his daughter, but his story about his family after her death did not fully engage me.    The author is an accomplished writer, who tells us that he writes for famous magazines, publishes books, and teaches writing at Stony Brook. His sentence structure is skillful, …
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