A Daughter's Lament, a Father's Legacy
This is the story of a simple man with passionate faith and the daughter who grieves him. Laura Fox crafts this vulnerable lament using vivid imagery and storytelling-introducing readers to "the Missing." Both a void and a presence, the Missing is the thread with which Fox weaves together memories of her unique upbringing and more recent realities. With contemplative care, she bears witness to her father's life and death. She dives into the depths of homesickness and the intensity of motherhood rubbed raw by grief. Making no space for platitudes, Fox rather gives a wide breadth for questions and wonder. Those who feel deeply will appreciate the poetic lens through which she describes the progression and nuances of grief. With honest emotion, this book might just deliver the reassurance a grieving reader is longing for-you are not alone.