Gone!

Gone!

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by Carole a. Powell
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781483630366
Publisher:
Xlibris Corporation
Publication date:
05/16/2013
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

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Gone 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gone is one answer to a question, 'Where had my daughter gone' after being severely brain-damaged at the age of two and surviving for a further seventeen horrific years. Although Gone is for everyone, this story will particularly touch the hearts of those who have suffered the loss of a child. The dichotomy of feelings ignited by such tragedy is dealt with in such a way as to expose the terror and longing for peace of mind. While Gone tackles the themes of loss, grief, guilt and fear, it also demonstrates just how far a mother will go for the love of her child. It is far from being morbid, in fact, in parts will make readers smile and even laugh. It is a message of hope for those who have lost a loved one, especially a child, in a surprising and unexpected way. If nothing else, Gone will make readers think differently. Julie Elizabeth Powell
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L-L-Hayes More than 1 year ago
This book is phenomenally and sad, magical, brilliant, and miss.boggling sometimes. But it's a great story about a mother and her l limits being tested as to.how far she will go for her child.  A Bit of a Alice and wonderland story in a way, going to.the other side after dead or near death experience all wrapped in one.  You have to read this book.you will enjoy it . It might make you sad it might make you laugh during some parts. It's just a bit of all those things I said rolled into one book.  It's truly amazing so.don't pass it up.  If you've lost a loved one be it child, mother, father, spouse, family member, this book will give you a knew perspective on death. Just buy it . You won't regret it. 
Rose-butterscotchbubbles More than 1 year ago
This story takes you into the realm of Avalon, full of fantastic characters and colorful experiences. Every chapter encourages the imagination to stretch a little wider, while echoing profoundly honest doubts and feelings most would try to bury. Creating a unique take on the after-life, this story raises questions about life after death, and sheds light on the basic fears of the unknown. Full of wonderful and colorful characters, this story mixes fairy tale and mystery. While the main character embarks on an incredible journey, she meets a wild cast of creatures who help her find herself, and the key to her future. Leaving the book with a sense of hope, these characters help teach invaluable lessons. Much like the mind of the main character, the writing style of this book seems confused, and is a bit maddening. Not necessarily that it's poorly written, but rather the character we're following is full of confusion and madness. Reading this story gave me the distinct feeling that each time I grasped the feel, began to understand what was going on, I was spun in another direction and confusion returned. Because of this dizzying style, this book left me in a love/hate funk, and I have yet to land on any decided emotion. Overall, I did enjoy this book. It's honest, and while it did leave my head spinning a number of times, I think that's part of the point. Life is confusing, and this author did a fantastic job of showing the reality of pain and fear, mixed with the fantastic world her imagination created. *I was given an ecopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.
DianeRappAuthor More than 1 year ago
Inspirational fantasy generated out of tragedy. No mother should ever experience the loss of a child, but it's even worse if the child is just GONE. I received this book from the author to write an honest review, and I'm so glad she gave me this wonderful gift. A tragic event in real life might cause a mother to withdraw from life and feel sorry for herself. In this case the author used her imagination to create an incredible tale of courage and hope. Where did her daughter's mind and soul go when she became a vacant shell? Charlie lived with the tragedy and guilt of losing her beautiful daughter until she died from a heart attack. Suddenly she found herself in Avalon, an incredible world in between the real world and dreams, Heaven, nirvana, reincarnation? The reader must decide what to believe. When Charlie meets her daughter in Avalon, she learns lessons about life, courage, and her will to survive. She makes choices that might surprise you. Powell's quirky sense of humor and vivid imagination allow her to spin fantastic stories. Inspired by her own family's real life tragedy, Powell still makes this fantasy a very enjoyable read. Don't be put off by the idea of pain, sorrow, and death--give this novel a chance. You'll find yourself rooting for Charlie and hoping that the land she imagined is a real place. Good job, Julie! Keep spinning those tales and maybe we'll all join you in Avalon.
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
Gone is a powerful story, based on the author's experience with the tragedy and eventual loss of her daughter. This story ponders the question of where we go when we're not alive, but also not quite dead. While the subject is heartbreaking, this book is not. Yes, there were moments that brought tears to my eyes. Overall, though, this story is filled with hope, inspiration and love. It's a magical adventure that I highly recommend for everyone.
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MariaSavva_Author More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful story which kept me interested from the beginning right through to the last page. It is based on a true event in the authors life which inspired the tale. 'Gone' is a fantasy story which takes the reader to a strange land called 'Avalon' where there are goblins, talking flowers, eerie ghouls, dangers, wonders and more. By the end you are left wondering whether Avalon is a real place, and kind of hoping that it is! The author has done a great job telling her tale. Charley, the main character, has a brain-damaged daughter, and she has lived with the guilt of giving her daughter away to be looked after by someone else. She no longer recognises her daughter whenever she visits, and has in fact stopped visiting her very often. One day Charley has a heart attack and ends up in a place called Avalon, there she meets her daughter and the story begins. 'Gone' uses a fantasy tale to tell a very important story about how our actions and choices in life affect other people. I would highly recommend 'Gone' to anyone who loves a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It is a wonderful story which kept me interested from the beginning right through to the last page. It is based on a true event in the authors life which inspired the tale. 'Gone' is a fantasy story which takes the reader to a strange land called 'Avalon' where there are goblins, talking flowers, eerie ghouls, dangers, wonders and more. By the end you are left wondering whether Avalon is a real place, and kind of hoping that it is! The author has done a great job telling her tale. Charley, the main character, has a brain-damaged daughter, and she has lived with the guilt of giving her daughter away to be looked after by someone else. She no longer recognises her daughter whenever she visits, and has in fact stopped visiting her very often. One day Charley has a heart attack and ends up in a place called Avalon, there she meets her daughter and the story begins. 'Gone' uses a fantasy tale to tell a very important story about how our actions and choices in life affect other people. I would highly recommend 'Gone' to anyone who loves a good book.