Title: Repairing Rainbows
Author: Lynda Fishman
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: July 15, 2010
paperback, 270 pages
At thirteen years old, Lynda’s life comes to a disastrous halt when her mother and two younger sisters are killed in a plane crash. Her father, overcome by despair, simply continues to exist, in a state devoid of hope. After burying a wife and two young children at the age of 44, the overwhelming responsibility of raising a daughter alone completely immobilizes him.
Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives.
In Repairing Rainbows she candidly describes the agonizing memories, deafening silence and endless hardships that are the fallout of incredible loss. As we follow her through marriage, motherhood and her own spiritual journey, Lynda reveals her complex feelings of hope, anger, pity and determination. Most importantly, she learns the crucial difference between “truly living” and the existence that is so often mistaken for being alive.
A true story, written by a woman whose normal and abundant life hides a terrible past, Repairing Rainbows is loaded with important lessons to help others overcome struggles and obstacles, and fulfill their lives. It is a powerful, captivating, riveting and easy-to-read story that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers.
I have read a few memoirs in my life but this is the first one I've reviewed. I find it hard because how can you review someones life experiences? I decided to review this one because Lynda Fishman's story sounded so compelling, I couldn't help myself. This was a well written, heartbreakingly inspired book. In this book Lynda Fishman lays all her cards on the table and shares the tragic story of the loss of her mother and two younger sisters in a plane crash. I found myself tearing up as she recalled these painful moments in her life and I was inspired by her strength and determination to succeed and overcome this major loss. Lynda Fishman recalls many details of her life and peppers this book with many precious photographs of her loved ones. I think in life we all take things and people for granted. People that we should be more grateful for but we're not, because we just expect or assume that they are always going to be there. Lynda Fishman reminds us that life is precious and it can change in the blink of an eye. I really liked this book and am recommending it to you. First call your family and tell them that you love them and then read this book.
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