In The Springtime Of The Year
- Publication Date:
- 05 April 2012
- Modern & Contemporary
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I feel like I don’t have much to say about this one, simply because it was so perfectly written. It was elegant, it was dignified, and it never tried to make the death of a spouse into anything more than it needed to be. Other writers might have tried to throw more twists and turns into the plot, but the simplicity of the story was perfectly counterbalanced by the emotional complexity. I’d never read any of Susan Hill’s work before but I will definitely be reading more.
A moving exploration of bereavement told with simplicity and beautifully written. The seasons and the countryside add an extra dimension, almost an extra character, which provides depth to this the tale of a young widow's loss of her husband in a freak accident. It is not maudlin but it is very touching and some of the writing has a very poetic, lyrical feel which I thoroughly enjoyed.It is not a complex story but it is one that I feel better for reading - it asks questions but doesn't provide all the answers what it does provide is a sense of hope.
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