Breaking the Spine. I love hearing about what other people want to read and I learn so much about what's coming out. I'm going for something a little different than my usual YA fare. I'm looking forward to reading Unsaid, by Neil Abramson. Check out what it's about...
As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds that it is not so easy to move on. She's frightened of confronting the mistakes she's made in life. And she's terrified that her thirty-seven years of life were meaningless and forgettable. So Helena haunts--and is haunted--by the life she left behind: David her shattered, attorney husband; her houseful of damaged, but beloved animals; and Cindy, a chimpanzee to whom she helped teach sign language and who may just unlock the key to our own hearts and consciousness. When David takes on a legal case to save Cindy, all the threads of Helena's life, entwine and explode--unexpectedly, painfully and beautifully.
The description of Unsaid, kind of reminds me of The Lovely Bones. It seems to have that same "haunted" sensibility--the protagonist has died and is telling the story from an otherworldly perspective. I'd like to know if I'm right. It also sounds like a poignant read if you're an animal lover. I just hope it's not too sad. I wasn't able to get through the first chapter of The Lovely Bones, but I loved the movie and I intend to give the book another shot. Oh my. I've digressed...lol...Anyway, Unsaid sounds like a very interesting story. And check this out: the author is an attorney and his wife is a vet! He clearly is an expert!
Unsaid releases August 4, 2011.
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