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Mogelijkheden (2014)

by Kaui Hart Hemmings(Favorite Author)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 3
Van Holkema & Warendorf
review 1: it's about coping through serious grief and understanding more about people you've lost after they are already gone. unexpectedly, i tore through it in two days. i think it appealed to me because it's so honest and direct - you're hearing unpleasant and sometimes inappropriate thoughts of the protagonist that would actually happen. i really enjoyed the connection between Sarah's father and just about everyone around him. i found the story touching and it picks up a lot once Kit enters the story.
review 2: I may be in the minority reviewing The Possibilities since I have not read The Decedents nor seen the movie. From reading some of the reviews of The Possibilities it appears it is a similar story of tragedy in paradise. Since I have not read Kaui Hart Hemmings
... more first novel I think I can be somewhat more objectionable since I am taking The Possibilities for what is and not comparing it to previous work. I thought this was an interesting and unique read. The tragedy in paradise concept truly spoke to me because I am one of those people who while traveling in a tourist area always wonder about the people who live in these areas as full time residents. There was not so much insight in The Possibilities on how these people live in a resort town but that is not what the story is about. The story is about a loving mother mourning her son who was tragically killed in a snowboarding accident. The story is much deeper than simply mourning. Hemmings tackles this bleak subject with a wonderfully simple language with a hint of humor. The relationships of the characters and especially the dialogue seem like they are plucked right from real life, which fit this story and style perfectly compared to over written literary dialogue. I would not consider this work a self-help book or anything like that but it does provide insights into grieving as there is no right or wrong way to mourn or grieve. less
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Really endearing book by the author of The Descendants (I only saw the movie).
Moving look at grieving, community, and coming to do the right thing.
Great story of grief, love, and pregnancy. I loved it!
death and grief. don't really want to read this
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