Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Making Toast" by Roger Rosenblatt

"Making Toast" was in this weekend's Spectrum magazine, in the Sydney Morning Herald, but it originally appeared in the New Yorker here.  It's wonderful, simple, complicated, clear writing, about the time when his adult daughter died suddenly, and her parents moved to live with her widowed husband and young children.  Small telling details, rendered in prose that isn't soppy or over-egged, so you feel all you should in this snapshot of grief and mourning and travelling into the days and weeks after such a death, but without manipulation.
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Worth reading. 
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3 comments:

Pixie said...

oh so worth reading
thanks.

Isabelle said...

What a wonderful piece of writing and what a sad story. It's what one always dreads.

nvmeii said...

Thank you so much. I was looking for the publish date everywhere. Thank you.