Monday, January 23, 2017

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There is someone who has passed away and I am not handling this person's demise too well. In case any one can suggest a book that will help me get through that, it will really help. The book can be about anything. I want to get distracted.

6 comments:

Sup said...

Julian Barnes's Levels of Life helped me once, but I'mm not sure about whether this is a good 'distracting' suggestion because the book is about loss and death itself. And then the person I loved to ooh and aah over the book with also died, so it has become a kind of stand-in for the expression of grief for me.

Hope you are able to find a way to deal with your sorrow, Mukta.

mukta raut said...

Thank you much Sup.

dinesh patil said...

Hi ,

I think following books can help,also sharing synopsis of a book. Hope it will help you.

1) The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

As helpful as memoirs can be during a difficult time in your life, sometimes fictional stories can provide more clarity to your own situation than anything else. The Sky is Everywhere, Nelson's first book, is about 17-year-old Lennie Walker, a girl who hides behind the shadow of her older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey abruptly passes away, Lennie has trouble coping, grieving, and facing the idea of falling in love without her sister's guidance. This beautifully written book made me cry over and over again, but it also helped me confront my own losses in a powerful way.

2) Looking for Alaska by John Green

John Green is known for producing tears, and while The Fault in Our Stars gets all the credit, Looking for Alaska is also a great book to keep close if you've lost someone. Miles "Pudge" Halter, on a search to find the meaning in life, moves to a new school where he meets Alaska Young, a beautiful and fascinating girl that steals his heart. This book is one I still go back to when I'm feeling down, even years after losing someone, and it never fails to show me how to get through the difficult emotions one goes through when it comes to losing a friend.

Thanks

Dinesh

dinesh patil said...

Hi mukta ,

I think you should try these books also sharing synopsis of books for you

1) The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
As helpful as memoirs can be during a difficult time in your life, sometimes fictional stories can provide more clarity to your own situation than anything else. The Sky is Everywhere, Nelson's first book, is about 17-year-old Lennie Walker, a girl who hides behind the shadow of her older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey abruptly passes away, Lennie has trouble coping, grieving, and facing the idea of falling in love without her sister's guidance. This beautifully written book made me cry over and over again, but it also helped me confront my own losses in a powerful way.

2) Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed, who once wrote an advice column for The Rumpus under the anonymous name of Sugar, has put together a beautiful and heartwarming collection of lessons she's learned throughout the years. Death, loss, heartache, you name it. Strayed doesn't just tell her story, she gives you valuable knowledge to take with you, no matter what you're going through. This book has the humor you may need right now, because laughter can sometimes be the best medicine.

dinesh patil said...

Hi mukta ,

I think you should try these books also sharing synopsis of books for you

1) The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
As helpful as memoirs can be during a difficult time in your life, sometimes fictional stories can provide more clarity to your own situation than anything else. The Sky is Everywhere, Nelson's first book, is about 17-year-old Lennie Walker, a girl who hides behind the shadow of her older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey abruptly passes away, Lennie has trouble coping, grieving, and facing the idea of falling in love without her sister's guidance. This beautifully written book made me cry over and over again, but it also helped me confront my own losses in a powerful way.

2) Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
Cheryl Strayed, who once wrote an advice column for The Rumpus under the anonymous name of Sugar, has put together a beautiful and heartwarming collection of lessons she's learned throughout the years. Death, loss, heartache, you name it. Strayed doesn't just tell her story, she gives you valuable knowledge to take with you, no matter what you're going through. This book has the humor you may need right now, because laughter can sometimes be the best medicine

mukta raut said...

thank you so much!