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


Reviews


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...


Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2017

An honest and articulately crafted exploration of grief, disappointment, and the search for redemption. Video review to come in my November Wrap Up. - Many thanks to Harper for providing a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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...


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...


Jessie Seagull rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

is very good book, so excelent and beautiful im like


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...


Ariana rated it ★★★☆☆

July 22, 2017

Disclaimer: I received this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. This was an interesting look into the life of someone grieving their mother's death, though I can't say there was much of a point to the book. I liked seeing the three story lines, but I can't help but feel that even though they fit...


Susan rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

This short little book surprised me. I knew right from the first few pages that I was reading something special. The language is lyrical and gorgeous. It's the kind of writing that makes you reread phrases over and over and even to write them down so you can come back to them and ponder them some...





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