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Making Toast - Roger Rosenblatt
Making Toast
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When his daughter, Amy - a gifted doctor, mother, and wife - collapsed and died from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, left their home on the South Shore of Long Island to move in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren, six-year-old... show more
When his daughter, Amy - a gifted doctor, mother, and wife - collapsed and died from an asymptomatic heart condition, Roger Rosenblatt and his wife, Ginny, left their home on the South Shore of Long Island to move in with their son-in-law, Harris, and their three young grandchildren, six-year-old Jessica, four-year-old Sammy, and one year-old James, known as Bubbies. Long past the years of nappies, homework, and recitals, Roger and Ginny - Boppo and Mimi to the kids - quickly reaccustomed themselves to the world of small children: bedtime stories, talking toys, playdates, nonstop questions, and nonsequential thought. Though still reeling from Amy's death, they carried on, reconstructing a family, sustaining one another, and guiding three lively, alert, and tenderhearted children through the pains and confusions of grief. As he marvelled at the strength of his son-in-law, a surgeon, and the tenacity and skill of his wife, a former kindergarten teacher, Roger attended each day to 'the one household duty I have mastered'- preparing the morning toast perfectly to each child's liking. With the wit, heart, precision, and depth of understanding that has characterised his work, Roger Rosenblatt peels back the layers on this most personal of losses to create both a tribute to his late daughter and a testament to familial love. The day Amy died, Harris told Ginny and Roger, 'It's impossible'. Roger's story tells how a family makes the possible of the impossible.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061825934 (006182593X)
Publisher: Ecco
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Something to Ponder
Something to Ponder rated it
1.0 Making Toast
I received this free from Audible. i am glad I did not purchase it. it was written like diary and a boring one I at that.
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it
3.0 Making Toast: A Family Story
The writing in this book is beautiful and spare, but the author comes across as very self-absorbed and the family just a little too perfect. The world written of in this book, with private school, a nanny (who works five 12-hour days a week to take care of one child when there are three other adults...
Ramblin' Writings
Ramblin' Writings rated it
2.0 Making Toast
rather ambivalent writing - not really clear what his intended message was supposed to be.
willemite
willemite rated it
Roger Rosenblatt’s daughter Amy was 38, a doctor, a wife and a mother of three small children when she died. Making Toast is Rosenblatt’s memoir of how he, his wife, Ginny, and the people Amy left behind coped with their loss. Roger and Ginny moved in with their son-in-law, Harris, and helped raise ...
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