#Friday56 & #BookBeginnings: The Warmest December

Now and then I forget things, small things that would not otherwise alter my life. Things like milk in my coffee, setting my alarm clock, or Oprah at four. Tiny things.

- first sentence
What I needed was to get to the meeting and share the pain; distribute it among the others, thinning it until it disappeared. What I wanted was a drink. I could pour the liquid down my throat and let it filter into the hole and extinguish the pain that lived there.
- p. 56 

The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden*: The Warmest December is the incredibly moving story of one Brooklyn family and the alcoholism that determined years of their lives. Narrated by Kenzie Lowe, a young woman reminiscent of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John, as she visits her dying father and finds that choices she once thought beyond her control are very much hers to make.

This is a story that has stayed with me over the years. It has such a powerful message that I had to 
share it with you: Forgiveness.

If you're curious, here's my review. I highly recommend this book.

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