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I felt very inspired. He lost so much, but the book touched on possibly there was meaning to his loss.
I would recommend this book to anyone going through a difficult time and struggling to make sense of it.
The book is set in Seattle, WA. The main character decides to take a major walk to clear his head, to Florida!
Our hero has everything. Great job, great car, great wife. When his wife is thrown from a horse, he loses everything financially do to medical bills and the wife's spending habits, and then she dies on top of it. The book is about him coming to terms with all that loss.
The main character is the only one that is truly developed. The story touches briefly on his wife and also his antagonist. Mostly we see inside the emotions of our hero.
The theme is dealing with great loss and making sense of it.
The biggest metaphor is a parable involving the loss of a cow. Basically, a very poor family loses the prized cow, but this loss forces them to work harder and with that hard work, they ultimately prosper.
The book touches on discovering who you are and what your life has been. If I were to compare it to anything, it would be The Five People You Meet In Heaven.
.I would say by the nature of the book, the author would have to be the philosophical type.
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