Repairing Rainbows: A True Story of Family, Tragedy and Choices by Lynda Fishman (Rated: PA)
Published: June 15, 2010
Trade Paperback, 270 pages
Reviewed by Sandra
Congratulations to Lynda Fishman on her notable memoir. Her recall of so many details of her past is impressive. Throughout the book we are reminded of how precious life is, that it can be snatched away in a moment and our world changed forever.
Despite the tragedies in her youth, Lynda Fishman was determined not to succumb to sorrow and despair, but to choose life. As she so often stated in the memoir “we have choices….we always have choices.” Her choice was to imagine herself in a happy future, as she put it “conjuring up the scenes of my movie called Life. One thing I knew for sure was that they (the scenes) all involved happiness.”
The book is also about the importance of love and support from family and friends in the time of tragedy and sorrow.
The last few chapters are devoted to Lynda’s fascination with the occult. This is displayed by many sessions with a medium in an attempt to contact “the other side”. She wanted so much to know that her mother, sisters and other deceased family members were alive and happy in another realm. She came to believe that they guided and protected her.
The book is for everyone who delights in true-life accounts of triumph over tragedy. Lynda Fishman has succeeded in repairing rainbows in her life.
For more information on this book, visit www.repairingrainbows.com.
Disclosure: Thanks to Alina Goldstein for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.