No. I love Anne Tyler's books, but I was disappointed in this one. I didn't find the 'upside' in it as I have in her other books. In all Anne Tyler's other books, I could always find a humorous aspect, but in 'Morgan's Passing' I found it wanting. Perhaps part of this was due to the narrator's performance. There seemed to be a negative undertone in her delivery.
I would have liked more of a positive spin to the story.
A negative undertone
Yes. Although there is little reference to religion in this book, I could not help but sense the hand of the Divine in it. It seems to perfectly and compassionately convey hard earned knowledge and wisdom, bringing desperately needed understanding on the affects of childhood sexual abuse. This book will greatly bless those who have been victims, as well as friends and family journeying with them. It is a must read.
"The Narcissistic Family" is also a very well written and informative book, though it is written for therapists.
A gifted narrator, Fleet Cooper allows the listener to entirely take in what is being communicated.
I gained an understanding of the common and negative affects of the abuse throughout the victim's life. This understanding allows for the beginning of the breaking of the bonds that have come as a result of the abuse.
I appreciate the gentle approach the author takes--one that is absent of blame.
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