In Every Moment We Are Still Alive + Giveaway
A prize-winning, bestselling debut of love, loss, and family–based on a true story–that’s winning readers around the world.
When Tom’s heavily pregnant girlfriend Karin is rushed to the hospital, doctors are able to save the baby. But they are helpless to save Karin from what turns out to be acute Leukemia. And in a cruel, fleeting moment Tom gains a daughter but loses his soul-mate. In Every Moment We Are Alive is the story of the year that changes everything, as Tom must reconcile the fury and pain of loss with the overwhelming responsibility of raising his daughter, Livia, alone.
By turns tragic and redemptive, meditative and breathless, achingly poignant and darkly funny, this autobiographical novel has been described as ‘hypnotic’, ‘impossible to resist’ and ‘one of the most powerful books about grief ever written’.
I agree with other readers that this book lacked feeling and the writing was choppy. Not to take anything away from Mr. Malmquist's story as it is a sad one but it felt like I was on the outside looking in. Which I never "got in". This type of book, is one where I want to experience everything as if it was personally my story.
Where it came to the choppiness; the chapters and writing were short with little details. Don't get me wrong as I am not saying that the author had to give us the readers all the details but a little more detail or at least a little more insight into Mr. Malmquist's life before meeting his wife would have helped. I do applaud Mr. Malmquist for sharing his story. In my case, I just craved more.
About Tom Malmquist Tom Malmquist is a poet and sportswriter. He has written two highly acclaimed poetry collections. In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is his first novel. He lives in Sweden.
I have one copy to giveaway to a reader. US only. Please leave a comment with your email address. Winner chosen Feb. 28th.
Tom Malmquit’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, January 30th: @createexploreread
Tuesday, January 30th: I Brought a Book
Wednesday, January 31st: Girl Who Reads
Thursday, February 1st: @mwladieswholit
Monday, February 5th: Literary Quicksand
Wednesday, February 7th: Books a la Mode – author Q&A
Thursday, February 8th: Lit Wit Wine Dine
Monday, February 12th: Stranded in Chaos
Tuesday, February 13th: Kahakai Kitchen
Friday, February 16th: Lit and Life
Monday, February 19th: Readaholic Zone
Tuesday, February 20th: @readingbringsjoy
Wednesday, February 21st: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, February 22nd: Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, February 26th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Wednesday, February 28th: What is That Book About