I read quite a bit and watch TV even more so you'd think I'd be used to it, but even so I felt hit from all sides this weekend. See if you can find the common denominator in this book & movie.
On TV: the Ben Carson Story (movie of the book Gifted Hands- based on a true story of a pediatric neurologist who came from very humble beginnings) I saw a little bit of it but kept getting called away but I'm learning to love Cuba Gooding Jr.
New book I started reading: To See Every Bird on Earth (a father, a son and a lifelong obsession)
Yep. Babies that die in both of them.
I guess I could have seen it coming in the Ben Carson story but it wasn't one of his patients (as I would have expected), it was his wife waking him up in the middle of the night in a pool of blood to tell him she needs to go to the hospital. And the doctor coming out to tell him that they lost his twins.
The bird book really caught me off guard. The author is talking about how his grandparents met and came to this country and then when his grandmother gave birth to their first baby the doctors told the dad she had given birth to a monster and he should take the baby to the next room and leave it there. He lived 20 minutes. They named him ((Teddy)) I quit reading after this.
So many times books have babies that die in them. My favorite romance series Outlander. Pretty much any book by Jennifer Weiner (I don't remember it in In Her Shoes but I know her others)The last bookclub book my mom gave me to read (I can't even remember the title) and when she asked how I liked it I said "Couldn't get past the baby dying"
Babies die, we know that's true. So why do I feel blindsided every time I come across it in a book or movie? It was kind of a relief to switch over to watch Burn Notice (kind of a spy thriller tv show) where you know people might die but they won't likely be babies.
Any good books to recommend?