The Rockin' Chair by Steven Manchester on Tour July 1 - August 31
Book Details Genre: Fiction Published by: The Story Plant Publication Date: June 18, 2013 Number of Pages: 242 Purchase Links:
Memories are the ultimate contradiction. They can warm us on our coldest days – or they can freeze a loved one out of our lives forever. The McCarthy family has a trove of warm memories. Of innocent first kisses. Of sumptuous family meals. Of wondrous lessons learned at the foot of a rocking chair. But they also have had their share of icy ones. Of words that can never be unsaid. Of choices that can never be unmade. Of actions that can never be undone.Following the death of his beloved wife, John McCarthy – Grandpa John – calls his family back home. It is time for them to face the memories they have made, both warm and cold. Only then can they move beyond them and into the future. A rich portrait of a family at a crossroad, The Rockin’ Chair is Steven Manchester’s most heartfelt and emotionally engaging novel to date. If family matters to you, it is a story you must read.
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Steven Manchester is the author of the #1 bestseller Twelve Months, Goodnight, Brian, and several other books. His work has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s The Early Show, CNN’s American Morning and BET’s Nightly News. Recently, three of Manchester’s short stories were selected “101 Best” for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
This was another great book by this author. He has a way of drawing in his readers. I feel as though these people are my relatives, and we are going through the book together. I can sum up this book in one word. Family.
My Grandmother was dying of cancer when she had us grandkids go to her house and "talk" to her. She didn't have a rocking chair, but she did have a recliner. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. There were a lot of hurtful things between us, and like this book says in its blurb, words that can not be unsaid. Mr Manchester definitely knows how to connect with his readers.
I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.