Author has chosen well to write this book in the present tense, giving the reader a sense of the now that brings so many of the book’s settings and sensory details to life. We get a chilling wind, the dampness of the forest, the movement of water, and the author engages a tremendous sense of experience in the realm of the story. Author excels at gorgeous phrasing to elicit emotions throughout. When the strangers begin their walk together, they share ‘the parallel depths of their wounds.’ I would have loved some dialogue here to give these characters individual depth and differentiation, but the author moves the pace so naturally and so well that the lack of dialogue can be accepted as a narrative device. When the storm hits and she loses him, we’re given a resonant insight, that he never left her. We can hear the plaintive cry as she calls out to her soulmate, and the silence and futility deeply move us. We feel the loss, an emotion so beautifully created by the author in well-chosen s
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October 15, 2020 program The Song Endures: Hope in the Time of COVID recorded on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-zbgoXGFYDc&feature=youtu.be Marblehead author shares strategies for surviving depression, loneliness By Leigh Blander Posted Oct 19, 2020 at 4:49 PM Updated Oct 19, 2020 at 4:49 PM Workshop offered hope in the time of COVID Please support local journalism by subscribing at explore.mypapertoday.com/wickedlocalpremium, and subscribe to our newsletter here. Marblehead author and suicide survivor Amy Saltz is sharing her story to help people suffering from loneliness, anxiety, and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. She led a special Zoom event with the Marblehead Counseling Center on Oct. 16 and nearly 100 people tuned in. “There are healing strategies and lessons that can apply to today’s challenges and maybe provide some hope,” she told the online crowd. “We can recover from just about anything.” Saltz attempted suicide as a teenager, sufferin