- Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers; First edition (25 September 2020)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 86 pages
- Country of Origin: India
TW: Death of a loved one
Our Time Together is The Greatest Gift by Anshita Tamanna Aggarwal is a memoir of a girl who lost her best friend, her mother, at a young age. The book portrays the author’s relationship with her mother and how she dealt with the grief after she lost her. The book is very aptly a grief journal because it does explain the author’s struggle with grieving and coping with it.
A mother and daughter’s relationship is beautiful, something that truly cannot be defined in words. As the author recalls how her mother was instrumental in carving her personality, I was quickly reminded of my mother who continues to push me to do better in life. At that very moment, I felt both empathetic for the author’s loss and fear for my own parents. Such stories are a reminder of the fleeting nature of life and that nothing is permanent.
The book panned out to be a raw account of a daughter who has to deal with the grim reality of parting from her mother. It puts forth her struggle, her deteriorating mental health, her addiction, and coming to terms with the glaring reality. Towards the end, the author explained a bit about grief, its stages, and how can one possibly cope with it.
It is a highly emotional book. Do not read it if you’re still grieving the loss of a dear one. Do not read it until you’re able to process its premise.
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