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eBook A Parting Gift epub
  • ISBN: 156895932X
  • Author: Ben Erickson
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc; Large Print edition (October 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 282 pages
  • ePUB size: 1678 kb
  • FB2 size 1853 kb
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Comments: (7)
While I enjoyed this gentle story about a boy at the beginning of this life making a connection with a man at the end of his journey, there was really nothing compelling or "new" about the plot.

The book followed a predictable plot line and ended as expected.

What came in the middle were some good lessons, but I feel the author could have done so much more with the two main characters.

A light, quick read with nothing much to "think about" after the last page has been turned.
This was a book my wife owned for a time but shared it and it never was returned. she has just finished it again and thanked me for finding her another copy. I love that she loves it.
In Mobile Bay, high school senior Josh Bell and his mother struggle everyday just to survive. His father rarely sends money and just about never sees Josh. Since he cannot depend on his dad, to supplement their meager income, Josh delivers the meals his mother cooks to senior citizens as part of the meals on wheels program. Stuck in a dismal present, Josh makes no plans for what he sees is an even more desolate future.
When Josh delivers a meal to arthritic cripple William Davis, everything soon seems different to the teen. The elderly man hires Josh to help him record his memories of stories that always provide a moral ending. As the relationship between the lost student and the ailing octogenarian cements into more of a grandfather-son kinship, both gain as each finds a reason to live.
A PARTING GIFT is a powerful relationship drama that focuses on the theme intelligence without compassion and wisdom is stupidity. The story line is not loaded with action, but provides an uplifting realistic dialogue between the two key characters. Readers will enjoy that bond though Josh seems more like a responsible adult than a troubled teen. Fans of second chance at living message tales will want to read this inspirational book.

Harriet Klausner
This book was written by a father for his son upon the boy's high school graduation. A young man, Josh, is a son of divorced parents (his father seems to have forgotten him completely) who lives on the Alabama coast and is taken primarily with surfing and little else. In an effort to assist his mom who makes the meals for Meals on Wheels, he takes to delivering her meals to the area's elderly. He meets up one day with Mr. Davis, an old man who initially seems rather hard to approach but who seems to like the boy. Davis asks Josh if he will help him out by spending some of his free time visiting with him and transcribing his memoirs (perhaps a better word is 'memories' - actually of certain events that happened to him in his life). Josh takes on the project and becomes quite fond of Davis who takes him sailing and takes him to a ball game at his old alma mater. Davis' "remembered" stories all seem to have a 'lesson' or a 'moral' to them and in fact, they help Josh to think about his life and his future - something he had not been doing even though he was ready to graduate and had no idea what to do in his life. Although the book was a touching piece of prose, I found it to be a little unrealistic only on the premise that a high school kid would be so easily turned around and so decidedly changed by a relationship like this. It isn't that I think a kid like this is a lost cause or shouldn't be engaged in a manner like Davis did with Josh, but that the book was a little too neat and tidy to be real. Teenagers and their relationships with the various adults around them are much more messily engaged. They have raging hormones and emotional needs that can be way more complex to work with than just a few visits with a nice old guy with an interesting past. Sorry, I guess I wasn't very moved.
This is one of those books that attempts to teach wisdom.
Josh delivers meals on wheels and one of the recipients (William Davis) asks him to work on a project with him; he asks Josh to record some of his stories.
Through the telling of the stories he tries to guide Josh through the issues Josh faces in his family life and to impart an ability to look differently at the world, making some of the things we go through easier to take.
There is a cycle of life message and there are messages about regret, obstacles, love, family, adventure.
Despite the messages it contains, some of the language it uses and an underlying faith, it isn't a preachy book, so it succeeded in making me pause occasionally to reflect. What you get out of the book will depend on where you are in your own journey, but it is unlikely to offend and is probably worth the time it takes to read.
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