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Dear Maggie eARC – Meghan Rose – Review Bilingue
Publisher : Meghan Rose (November 9, 2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 282 pages
ISBN-10 : 1738729206
ISBN-13 : 978-1738729203
Item Weight : 10.9 ounces
Dimensions : 5 x 0.71 x 8 inches
Coping with death isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation.
Emma thought she understood loss. Until a car accident turns the aspiring novelist’s world into a new and painful reality she refuses to process.
Denying the empathy and compassion offered by friends and family, Emma’s sorrow and guilt lead her down a path of self-destruction that begins with a single letter and its harsh reply.
When she meets the mysterious, tattooed musician Christian and the local bartender Brittany, Emma feels an immediate bond with both. They’re determined to save her from her demons, including a dangerous ex-boyfriend and new friends who offer a risky solution of blissful euphoria for Emma’s sorrow.
Can Emma accept their help, or will she continue burning bridges until she’s lost in her own grief for good?
I was approached by this international writer to be an early reader (ARC) of her new book and although it took longer than I intended, I can only say that I don’t regret anything. What a beautiful Story, full of emotion, pain, so real, so hard. Emma is the mirror of someone devastated by the pain of losing her best friend and feeling the guilt for not having died instead of her friend. Writing and narrative that holds us from beginning to end and makes us think that we all deal with the pain of losing someone differently and not always in the “time” that others demand of us. Every grief is a grief and we cling to what seems easier and less painful. I lost someone I loved dearly two months ago and I still haven’t grieved. I cannot. And when I read this book, it made me see that I don’t have to do it with a deadline, I do it whenever I want.
This work is also a praise to starting over and never turning your back on those who want to help us and free us from the toxicity of others. After all, death is something mysterious and painful for those who stay here and demands respect and consideration.
Meghan Rose is to be congratulated, read it, you can buy it here, it only exists in English but it is worth it. It pushes us forward from beginning to end and makes you think and rethink everything we experience, our daily struggles and above all, never give up no matter how much it hurts.
Thank you Meghan for the reading opportunity.
Fui abordada por esta escritora internacional para ser leitora antecipada da sua nova obra e apesar de ter demorado mais do que pretendia, só tenho a dizer que não me arrependo nada. Mas que obra linda, cheia de emoção, dor, tão real, tão dura. Emma é o espelho de alguém devastado pela dor de perder a melhor amiga e de sentir a culpa por não ter falecido ela em vez da amiga. Escrita e narrativa que nos prende do inicio ao fim e que nos faz pensar que todos nós lidamos com a dor de perder alguém de forma diferente e nem sempre no “tempo” que os outros exigem de nós. Cada luto é um luto e agarramo-nos ao que parece mais fácil e menos doloroso. Eu perdi alguém que amava muito há dois meses e ainda não fiz o luto. Não consigo. E ao ler este livro, fez-me ver que não tenho que o fazer com prazo, faço quando bem entender.
Esta obra também é uma ode a recomeços e a nunca virar as costas a quem nos quer ajudar e libertar-nos da toxicidade alheia. Afinal a morte é algo misterioso e doloroso para quem cá fica e exige respeito e consideração.
Meghan Rose está de parabéns, leiam, podem comprar aqui, só existe ainda em inglês mas vale a pena. Emociona do inicio ao fim e faz pensar e repensar em tudo o que vivemos, nas nossas lutas diárias e acima tudo, nunca desistir por mais que doa.
Obrigado Meghan pela oportunidade de leitura.
The Author / A Autora
Meghan Rose is a native Newfoundlander who relocated to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia in 2018. She lives there with her husband, and their cat, Scholar.
Meghan completed a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015, and has worked in various office roles since then. She has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember, and Dear Maggie is her debut novel.
When she’s not spending her spare time with her nose in a book (writing her own, or reading others’), she’s often baking The Best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, or experimenting with French pastry.
Her one wish for her writing career is that something she publishes will help someone going through a tough time.