THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES by RUTH HOGAN

 

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Twelve years ago Masha lost her toddler son, Gabriel. That loss has changed her forever. She is living in a state of grief. Her friends now are the ones who lie forever in her local cemetery where she visits every day and if she isn’t there, she is practicing drowning in the local pool.

Sally is the local odd ball. She dresses odd and feed crows and sings at the cemetery. She may sound daft, but she is a very wise woman who had a much different life at one time. Most of the women in this story have lived lives of joy and deep sorrow. The question is how does one live with such pain?

In the next town over a woman is dying of cancer. Her 15-year-old son Mattie is her primary concern. A long time ago Alice did something horrible and now she must make it right before she dies and leaves her son alone.

This was a real slow starter for me. Rambling and I was frustrated when I got to the end and thought, “Really?”.

NetGalley/June 11th 2019 by Crooked Lane Books

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “THE WISDOM OF SALLY RED SHOES by RUTH HOGAN

  1. Well, thank you for your honest review. Slow starters that end with “Really?” are books I try to avoid. I am on the last chapter of “Educated” by Tara Westover. Have you reviewed it? It is not a slow starter… a fascinating memoir!

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