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With the wit, heart, precision, and depth of understanding that has characterized his work, Roger Rosenblatt peels back the layers on this most personal of losses to create both a tribute to his late daughter and a testament to familial love. The day Amy died, Harris told Ginny and Roger, “It’s impossible.” Rosenblatt’s story tells how a family makes the possible out of the impossible.
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By Diana - Audible on 04-17-12
A little gem of a book
Yes, this is a sad story, but it is so lovingly told by Rosenblatt that it's worth the listen. The author handles the heavy topics of death and grief gracefully, weaving daily household tasks into this memoir of survival in the face of a family tragedy. I may be a bit partial to this story because I can relate to it more than I'd like, but found this tribute to Rosenblatt's daughter and her children very moving.
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By Kristi R on 11-29-13
Poignant true life story of death's aftermath
What did you love best about Making Toast?
The story was sad. A young woman dies of an unknown heart issue and leaves a husband and 3 young children. The grandparent's move in and help raise their grandkids.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I liked Harris, the husband the best. He isn't in the story much but when he is it's great. When the Grandpa complains about interference from someone outside of the family, Harris just gives him a look that says it all. I hope he is able to move on some day and perhaps remarry. Too young to have lost the love of your life.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
It's always hard when an author reads their own book, but he does a good job. He lived it and it shows.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did listen to this while making Thanksgiving dinner. I was very involved in the story.
Any additional comments?
Kudos to these grandparents. I don't know if I could do what they have done. I am about the same age but would not want to raise anymore children at this stage in my life.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful