Another satisfied reader

A few weeks back I was inspired to have a book giveaway and today another review from that giveaway has appeared.  An excerpt:

Is this a sad novel, given that a few of the stories focus on suicide and many on death?  In some ways, yes.  It’s even deeper than that, though, as it shows us how many people from all different walks of life can feel the exact same thing without realizing it.  That’s where the title comes in; all these people share love without knowing.  I can’t say it made me sad, though.  It made me thoughtful and it astonished me with its power.

I’m crazy happy that the book, despite much of the content being related to loss and absence, did not make this reader feel sad or depressed because of it.  That’s what I was really hoping for.

You can read the whole thing here.




4 responses to “Another satisfied reader”

  1. Meghan Avatar

    I’m glad you enjoyed the review! Thank you for writing such a wonderful book.

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thanks, Meghan!

  2. Liz Tussey Avatar

    I hope you don’t mind hearing from another satisfied reader! I was recently accepted into the NEOMFA program and came across your blog a few weeks ago. I just finished One For Sorrow, and I have to echo for this book what Meghan said about The Love We Share – for a book so steeped in loss, it was incredibly comforting and hopeful. I’m really excited that I’m in the program and, although I’m in poetry (might switch, or attempt to get some more fiction classes), I hope that I can take one of your fiction workshops. Keep up the fantastic work and I look forward to reading more of your stories!

    1. Christopher Barzak Avatar

      Thank you so much, Liz, for coming here and saying so. And I look forward to having you in a workshop, hopefully, sometime in the near future!

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