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A Song For Issy Bradley

Carys Bray (Author)

This is the story of Ian, husband, father, maths teacher and Mormon bishop, his wife Claire and their children Zippy, Alma, Jacob and Issy.


After the death of four year old Issy, her parents and siblings withdraw into their pain and cannot help one another.


Their strict adherence to rigid religious beliefs means they have conflicts between the grieving process and maintaining their faith.


The ending of the book, particularly, is haunting. It is open for individual interpretation but, however it ends, there appears to be little future for the family, which is very sad.


The story is very moving but, having said that, there is also some humour, which is very welcome.


The book will stay with me for a long time but, be warned, you will need a box of tissues at your side as you read it.


This book is highly recommended, particularly to book groups, as there are so many areas for discussion.





Reviewed by: Dorothy Flaxman - Bude,Cornwall

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Publisher: Hutchinson


Published Date: Thu 19th Jun 2014

Format: Hardback

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