THE CURE FOR GRIEF by Nellie Hermann

THE CURE FOR GRIEF by Nellie Hermann, (2008). A “stunning” first debut book”  as mentioned on cover by Chicago Sun-Times. Here I go with another Jewish “Coming of age” story. There is even one more Jewish storyline book in my book sale box that I know of, maybe even more. This story one is about a girl named Ruby Bronstein, who is nine years old. In the prologue is a scene where she at age 20 pushes her brother twenty eight year old brother Aaron over a cliff and he dies.

The first chapter 1987, her family is on vacation in Maine, when she at age 8 finds a gun sticking out of the mud. It was small and heavily rusted. Ruby wants to give it to her parents. Her bothers want to clean it up, but she hands it over to her mom and dad alway.

The second chapter describes her brother Abe going off to college and coming home a few weeks later minus his sanity. Yes folks he has gone crazy it seems you can tell when Ruby describes him crying at the table saying he did NOT want to go to college. Now here it is two weeks later and he’s home acting like a child. The next morning Abe is standing naked at the foot of the stairs while they are eating breakfast in the kitchen. Dad rushed Abe upstairs and talks to him. NO one knows what they are discussing. That’s all there is for now, I don’t want o give away the whole plot, I want you to WANT to read this interesting book also.

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