Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Review: Because All is Not Lost by Sweta Srivastava Vikram

We have all lost a dear one at some point in our lives. Grief, depending on the relationship with the one deceased, affects us differently. I feel my Dada and Mausi's absence every single day for disparate reasons. But these two losses have taught me that their time had come. And that life is about celebrating those alive and not just mourning those who have moved on. Optimism and faith are the keys to overcoming the roadblocks life puts in our way.

This book tries to state that there is always hope for anyone coping with grief. No one can tell us exactly how; the voyage has to be undertaken by each of us individually.

Received from the publisher for review.

This one gets three stars.  I don't usually do poetry after the horrors of college English courses, but this sounded intriguing and I was pleasantly surprised.  This was, of course, sad yet also curiously uplifting.  The slim volume, of just 24 pages, is certainly recommended for fans of the genre.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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