Book Reviews of Errands

Author: Judith Guest
ISBN-13: 9780345409058
ISBN-10: 0345409051
Publication Date: 12/27/1997
Pages: 366
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a very absorbing account of a families grief after their father dies from cancer. It illuminates why it is a very bad idea to try to console the grieving members by saying "Life Goes on" or "Life is for the Living!" Because life itself is just an errand on finding yur way back from loss! This is one of the best novels I have read about dealing with the process of Grief and Loss. I recommend it highly!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent story about how a family can carry on when tragedy hits. Each member has to find their way, separately and together as a family unit. Touching, inspirational and I enjoyed all of it. Could barely put it down to attend to my own "errands". GinaK
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Publisher's Note
"The Browner family--Annie, Keith, their three children--and Annie's sister, Jess, are in the midst of a dark thicket: Keith is dying. Guest shows us their flashes of impatience. We see how deeply they care for one another, how intricately their lives are interwoven. . . . So satisfying complex and real, so nuanced, that it seems Guest has simply opened a door and let us into a room this family inhabits".
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My sister got it first and said it was just an "okay" read, so I didn't read it as I have so many others in my to be read pile.