Someone You Love Is Gone

Someone You Love Is Gone

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Simran's mother has died but is not gone. Haunted by her mother's spirit and memories of the past, she struggles to make sense of her world while facing disillusion in her marriage, growing distance from her daughter and sister, and the return of her long-estranged brother. As her life unravels, Simran confronts the truth of why her brother was separated from the family at a young age, and in doing so she uncovers an ancestral inheritance that changes everything.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2017
Edition: First Harper Perennial edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062674609
Characteristics: 247 pages ; 21 cm


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Nov 15, 2017

I wasn't sure about this one when I started it, but by about page 5 I was hooked and couldn't put it down. It's a lovely, loving book that I could definitely read again.

Oct 08, 2017

This successor to Basran's debut novel, "Everything was good-bye" is a well-written, profound novel. "Someone you love," as told by protagonist, Simran is a novel spanning four generations of one family. This family who lived in India and now try to make roots in Canada face all the tragedies of life. They learn to come to terms with grief and reach out for redemption. In the telling of this tale Basran expounds on some truths such as "Acceptance in therapy is like enlightenment in spirituality: virtually unattainable.: Simran's mother, Amrita, is a philosopher in her own right as when she says, "...sometimes forgetting is the only thing that gets you through this life." SImran's brother, Diwa, a special needs person is a poet and he comes out with deep thoughts such as "Holding on makes it hard to move on." This story shows us how ordinary people can live extraordinary lives.


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