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Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer

3 CDs. 2:45 hrs. HighBridge. 2015. ISBN 9781622315703. $19.99. digital download. MEMOIR
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Read by the author, this story of life in small-town Alaska imparts a sense of community to listeners. Lende (Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs) writes obituaries for her local paper, the Chilkat Valley News. Weaving stories of her own family life with those of her friends and neighbors, Lende reminds listeners that it is necessary to search for the good in situations and people and that there is always something about which to be positive, regardless of how dire circumstances may appear. As examples, she shares her methods for gathering necessary information from the families of the recently deceased and how she seeks out stories to affirm their lives. Her words serve as a reminder to break the habits of negativity.
VERDICT A quick listen, this book is an inspiration.

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