This book captured my interest right from the start. Years on, Hayden is living in self-imposed exile. And it does have a hopeful, if not exactly happy ending. And there's a danger in loving somebody too much, and it's sad when you know it's your heart they can't touch. And yes, his dog dies. They will show you how to identify the contributing factors of your perception of love, from your childhood and upbringing to adulthood.
We have to let them go, and we cannot demand to be a part of their lives. Ryan is a masterful story teller who plumbs the depths of her characters. Catherine Ryan Hyde doesn't disappoint with this earlier book of hers. Eventually they will leave us, and an important part of life will be behind us. Guided by the journal entries of a beloved mother who died from cancer, The Hardest Part About guides readers on a search for meaning, comfort, and support after the loss of a loved one. The novel's middle section jumps back to 1971 when Hayden, his wife, and their little girl are enjoying a busy, happy life.
Imagine if Fanny Flagg had written the Old Testament. Life deals us blows, sometimes we deal with them at that time, while other times we bury the residual feelings deep inside, to be dealt with later. I am so glad I finished the story. Understanding how to become us. Ryan Hyde is slowly becoming one of my favorite writers. Rahul the main protagonist always finds Sonali mysterious; sometimes he would think she must be a ghost. I have often thought there was so much sadness in the world that I do not care to spend precious time reading about sad.
But when his son dies at birth, a deep anger emerges, robbing Hayden of everything. When we let go, we are empty handed, but an empty hand is one ready to receive. But just as Hayden's rage rises again, a young figure from the past emerges, forcing him to re-visit his long-buried childhood. It is all we have left of what we have lost. But Hayden can barely walk. It is hard, because love makes us want to hold on. The more we live and the more we are open to love, the more grief invades us, often in the most unexpected ways and at the most unexpected times.
There's a reason why people don't stay who they are. Grief has its own schedule. Çatherine Ryan Hyde's novel centers on a protagonist whose boyhood makes him a man with such a tender heart for everyone but himself. This leads to the death of the younger, adventurous brother, and the older brother carries the guilt of it most of his adult life. Her characters are never boring.
Here in Electric God, we meet Hayden Reese, a man who has lost everything. He is a good and decent man. Another, perhaps more unsettling reason is that when they grow up, we get older! He was raised by a brutal fundamentalist who should have heard the echo of Jacob and Esau in the way he cruelly favored one son over the other. But when his son dies at birth, a deep anger emerges, robbing Hayden of everything. Another Good Story Being a fan of Catherine Ryan Hyde's, I really enjoyed Electric God.
The vial should be returned to Jarvis and Howard. I don't trust old sayings any longer Most are only decorated lies Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder The waiting is the hardest part Oh don't let it kill you baby, don't let it get to you Don't let it kill you baby, don't let it get to you. Surely things can't get any worse. After all, most country-western music is a modern retelling of Job, but that allusion doesn't sell records. I am sure my blog will be filled with stories about her over the coming months…the things she taught and the joy she brought me. How long can she fight this destructive enemy which has crept in unawares to call into question the very foundation of her word given to a dying surrogate mother? Hayden briefly has it all: a wife and daughter he adores and a baby on the way.
So, they can know that they are loved by me and God. Hayden is just a big screw up, at first I thought he was insane. We all experience it throughout our lives in a myriad of ways and for countless reasons. When the story jumps back further to Hayden's childhood, we discover that his anger has even deeper roots. Song Discussions is protected by U. It makes a sound like thunder it makes me feel like rain.