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Here Comes the Miracle Reviews

Here Comes the Miracle by Anna Beecher

Here Comes the Miracle

Anna Beecher

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Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publication date: 25 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9781474610629

The lyrical depiction of grief in Max Porter's Grief is a Thing with Feathers meets the tender examination of different kinds of love in Sarah Winman's Tinman in this tear-jerking literary debut about a life cut short by cancer, and a love cut short by fear and social pressure.

4 stars out of 5
Sarah Gilmartin
20 Feb 2021

"Here Comes the Miracle may be a story about loss but it is also a testimony to life, survival and the revitalising powers of memory."

For a relatively short book, it manages to thread the stories of the four characters in seamless fashion, fitting whole lives into short passages through superior details that stay with the reader. As with Atkinson, Beecher is interested in the choices people make and the emotions that prompt action, chief among them fear. This is most apparent with the story of Edward, a closet homosexual who chooses to marry a woman for fear of disappointing his family and society.

 

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