Someone You Love Is Gone by Gurjinder Basran

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Read Someone You Love Is Gone Online Free - Grief is a creature of many faces as Simran discovers when her mother, the lynchpin of her family, dies. Faced with the disintegration of her marriage and her estrangement from her own daughter, she struggles to make sense of her world and how things have come to be. With her mother’s death, Simran is haunted by memories and questions for which she has no answers. As the life she has carefully constructed begins to unravel around her, she is forced to confront one of her most painful memories—her parents sending her younger brother away when they were children. As the past comes flooding back, she wonders what could compel her parents to turn their backs on their only son. Was it his strange obsession with collecting poetry on scraps of paper? Or the fact that he talked about having memories that couldn’t possibly be his? Could he be the reincarnation of her long-dead uncle? Even her mother, who had always been very protective of her son, agreed with her husband to send him away; a decision that would have lasting consequences. Now with her mother gone, Simran must face up to these disturbing memories, and perhaps finally put her ghosts to rest.

Title : Someone You Love Is Gone
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ISBN : 073523342X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 pages


Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. An honest and articulately crafted exploration of grief, disappointment, and the search for redemption. - Many thanks to Harper for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Angela M rated it ★★★☆☆

October 14, 2017

3.5 stars When a dear friend of mine saw that I was reading this book, she sent me a note , "Sounds depressing. Do you really need to read this book?" I know she was looking out for me since the main character loses her mother and it has been less than a year since my mother died. I went ahead an...

Briar's Reviews rated it ★★★★★

August 12, 2017

Someone You Love is Gone by Gurjinder Basran is a beautiful novel centered around grief. Picking this book up, after losing my own Father years ago, was kind of like therapy. I was able to see someone else facing the exact thing I had (keep in mind a different gendered parent) and having a similar...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

September 29, 2017

More to come.

Marjorie rated it ★★★★★

May 08, 2017

I loved this short, profound book about grieving and the bond of family. Simran is a wife and mother who has recently lost her mother. While she’s struggling with her grief, she’s also struggling to make sense of her family’s past and her present life. The author fluidly flows between several sto...

Sam (Clues and Reviews) rated it ★★★☆☆

August 10, 2017

I am always looking to discover Canadian novelists to add to my repertoire, so when I discovered Gurjinder Basran and found out her newest novel, Someone You Love Is Gone, was publishing this month, I added it to the top of my TBR pile. Initially, I was finding this story downright depressing. Si...

Gail rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2017

A beautifully written book where the mother-daughter relationship is central, but where a light is shone on other relationships: that of wife-husband, sister-brother, old lovers. This book is an exploration of memory, a meditation on death and grief, and our attitude toward all those things. "No o...

Booksandchinooks (Laurie) rated it ★★★★☆

December 24, 2017

I received a free copy of this book from PenguinRandomHouse Canada for an honest review. Overall a very good book. This book covers more than one generation of a family and details their lives in India and Canada. Simran is dealing with the death of her mother and many unresolved issues with her...

Jessie Seagull rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

is very good book, so excelent and beautiful im like

Colleen rated it ★★★★☆

November 20, 2017

After the death of her mother, Simran has to face not only the grief resulting from her death, but also that from her disintegrating marriage, her estrangement from her daughter, and the long-ago departure of her younger brother. As she struggles to understand why her parents sent her brother awa...

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