Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ebook - Finding The Grain Review

This story is told by the daughter, grand daughter, aunts and husband after the main character's death. She tries to learn about her, her life and what she did during her last days. We hear about her grand mother from the books and from other people. It is a good story about Psychology and how the grand mother learnt about herself even though she had a hard life.

Here is more information about the book.

One day Chani Tavin, a sculptress in late middle age, has a fortunate accident when she literally trips over a pile of psychology books at the local recycling center. Despite hurting her foot in the fall, she is more fascinated than aggravated since it sparks off a vast change in her life. Oblivious to the pain, Chani takes the pile home, climbs into bed and plunges into them, applying the psychology she is learning to unravel the secrets of her own life. 

As Chani re-examines her life, she revisits her childhood. The emotional wasteland of the conditions in which she grew up and the terrors to which she was regularly subjected rise up to confront her: an unpredictable and tyrannical mother, her two defiant sisters who managed to do what she could not – break away -- and her absentee father. Chani starts to see her own life in perspective, and she has to learn how to embrace and forgive herself for feelings she still carries from when she was a very young child and one thread of the plot follows this journey of self-discovery. However, just when Chani achieves a startling insight in understanding her past, she dies unexpectedly the following day. 

The story is set in the frame of the 7- day period of mourning, the shiva, that follows Chani Tavin’s death and it encompasses including various dramatic and revealing conversations between the family of the narrator and her friends and neighbors. 

The heroine of Finding the Grain, a “blind chicken” who cannot forget her mother’s devastating pronouncement that she was so ugly it was “impossible to do anything with her” or, “Who would want you? Well, even a blind chicken finds the grain in the end,” – is herself no spring chicken. Chani Tavin is testimony to the fact that it is never too late to learn, even as the mother of grown up children and a teenage grandchild. 

The book is sold on Amazon and is available here
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