Synopsis: An endearing tale of unlikely friendship and compassion between two diametrically opposed individuals - a vibrant young woman and an elderly frail man - Silver Orphan illustrates that giving of yourself reaps untold benefits.
subject matter covered in Silver Orphan is disturbing from a collective
point of view. How we treat our elders, how we discard them - both in
life and death - mirrors how we fare as a society. The old will soon
outnumber the young - a chilling prospect treated with compassion in
Silver Orphan. Interwoven in the stark reality of our superficial ethos
is a story of love, redemption, and compassion. Silver Orphan should be
included in ethics class curricula nationwide. A chance encounter; an
unusual request; two lives inexorably transformed.
self-absorbed Brooke Blake uncharacteristically sheds her narcissistic
armor, she discovers that the hand we lend may pave the way to our own
redemption. Silver Orphan is a perplexing hall of mirrors where every
image reflects agonizing - though liberating - secrets.
The Nerd's Ramble:
I was sent a Galley copy of this book for a review. I am not compensated, nor influenced in any way.
really enjoyed this book. Ms. Lacombe manages to weave stories and
manage to make them both understandable and interesting. The female
protagonist, Brooke is a little unlikeable, but as her's and Frank's
story unfolds it becomes less grating to me. I really liked the use of
flashbacks to progress the story.
I also really liked the social
aspect of this story. We all age, obviously, and this story brings to
light a lot of the challenges and difficulties that come with having a
large aging population. And the fact that no one really seems to care. I
don't think that society should so easily brush off those that took
care of younger generations without a second glance. That's one of the
reasons why I like this book so much, is that it lays things
out--uncomfortable things, real issues and makes the reader look at
I didn't mind the medical jargon at all. I noticed a few
readers did have difficulty with it. I think it added to the story
considering Brooke's profession. I am familiar at these terms so they
didn't seem out of place for me.
Total Length: 250 pages
Format: Traditional, Kindle, Epub
Publication Date: November 1, 2012 (Five Leaf Clover).