Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"The Crying Tree" by Naseem Rakha

I think this is the first time I've blogged about a book I've read. I am an avid reader and usually read 2-3 books a week. So I come across many good books. But this book isn't just good - it's truly superb!

It's a heart-wrenching story of a family who suffers one of the worst losses a family can imagine. It's a story of the effect that loss has on each member of the family. But most of all, it's a story of the power of forgiveness. It's beautifully written by Naseem Rakha. If you click on the link above, you'll find an interview Amazon did with the author.

I've always had many questions about forgiveness. Should it always be forgive and forget or should you merely shed the anger and not the memory? Does forgiving mean accepting the person as though nothing had ever happened? This book may not have answered all of my questions but it certainly gave me a lot to think about and I know I'll be re-reading it many times.

I don't like to give away too many details about the story but I did want to recommend it to my blog readers. It's an exceptional story and is sure to touch all who read it.


Jazger said...

I was just "googled" about your beautiful review of The Crying Tree. As its author, I have to say thank you. But I don't typically do this. What is moving me to write you was your choice of music. I love Nessun Dorma from Puccini's Turandot. It lifts my spirit so damn high...I feel utterly honored to have a post about my book, bookended with this music. Thank you for reading The Crying Tree.

Marjorie said...

Dear Ms. Rakha,

I am truly honored that you stopped by my blog and left a comment. And I'm so glad you enjoyed the music while you were here. Nessun Dorma is one of my very favorite songs and I find it very uplifting, too. Those powerful notes just sour through your soul!

ChezChani said...

Great review Marjorie and what an honour to have a comment from the author. I once wrote about my very favourite short film and had a comment from the filmmaker...I was thrilled!!

As for forgiveness, I don't believe in it. I don't forgive, but I get over it, move on, whatever. Most of the time.