Friday Find. The Blessing, by Gregory Orr.

I have my dad to thank for this one. He grew up in the same town as the author (Germantown, NY), bought the book, and lent it to me.

The Blessing is a memoir about a tragic family that opens on begins at the bottom: on the first day of deer hunting season in 1959, Orr accidentally shot and killed his little brother.

Today Orr is a poet, so no surprise: The Blessing is not only beautifully written, but also richly felt — Orr has lived a life examined and as dreadful as it has been, at times, he’s somehow found a way to bear it.

Highly recommend.

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3 Responses to Friday Find. The Blessing, by Gregory Orr.

  1. Jackie says:

    This sounds like an interesting book..
    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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