Posted by: irenesroth | August 25, 2011

Book Review for the Canadian Book Review Challenge

The Age of Longing
By: Richard B. Wright

Wright’s book is a wonderfully crafted memoire-like story about one man’s path of self-understanding and self-discovery. The prose is honest, graceful, and the author entrances the reader into the story and the life and times of the picturesque Huron Falls in Ontario.

The story spans three generations, and talks about all of his emotional inheritances. He talks about his loves, likes, dislikes, and upsets. He also talks about his job as an Editor in a publishing company. I found the book moving and brilliant.

The story is about all of the trials, tribulations, and heartaches that occur when Howard Wheeler’s mothers dies and he has to sell her house and all of the belongings of a woman that was so dear to his heart all of his life. In the process, he comes to terms with his past, and learns so much about himself.

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by Irene S. Roth


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