This is Mary. A mother whose son was taken from her and lost to the world. A woman who lives now in exile, watched by those who seek to preserve the sanctity of her son’s memory. But Mary’s recollections of his difficult and tragic death are a truth that few who knew her son now recognize. As the myths grow around her like walls, so Mary clings to the truth, revealing, in a time of turmoil and profound change, her own fragile humanity.
Birdsong Author: Sebastian Faulks Project: War – World War I Year of publication: 1993 Pages: 503 Goodreads: Birdsong “Gripping story of a Great War experience and its effect on relations, family, and personal […]
The Lovely Bones Author: Alice Sebold Project: Orpheus – unaccepted death / fleeting nature of happiness Year of publication: 2002 Pages: 372 Goodreads: The Lovely Bones “A fourteen year-old is raped and murdered, […]