February by Lisa Moore


From Goodreads:  “In 1982, the oil rig Ocean Ranger sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a Valentine’s Day storm. All eighty-four men aboard died. February is the story of Helen O’Mara, one of those left behind when her husband, Cal, drowns on the rig. It begins in the present-day, more than twenty-five years later, but spirals back again and again to the “February” that persists in Helen’s mind and heart.”

I enjoyed this book for the story of the real life Ocean Ranger and also for the main character’s struggle to keep herself afloat through her grief, a pregnancy and parenting as a widow.  It reminded me of some of my own feelings when my first husband passed away at the age of 34.

Moore’s writing style, while lovely, seemed disjointed.  It jumped around, and her esoteric presentation created more of a floating story arc, rather than a solid, fluid one.

3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2009
310 pages

Amazon Book Preview of February


About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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