Author: Lynda Fishman
Genre/Age: Memoir, non-fiction, adult
Source: For review, Tribute Books
Repairing Rainbows is a heartbreaking, beautiful, and ultimately, inspirational story of love, loss, life, and family. At 13 years old, Lynda’s mother and two younger sisters were killed in a tragic plane accident. Her large and close-knit Jewish family come together in mourning, but her father, now left alone to raise his one remaining daughter, falls into a state of shock and depression.
Though Lynda was devastated and alone, she made her own choices in life, and decided to keep on living, despite the hurt and loss. The early memories of her childhood living with her two very different, but equally lovable sisters, are touching and sweet, showing the power of sisterhood and family. Her mother was devoted and doting, going into the girl’s bedrooms every single evening to say good night. And in an instant, Lynda’s life changed, as did the lives of the rest of her family members who were crushed by this great loss.
I liked this story for the hope it offered in light of tragedy. I felt so much pain for the lives lost and for Lynda, a young woman losing her mother at one of the hardest stages in life. We all need hope sometimes, don’t we? Lynda’s story offers hope that you can turn life around, you can keep on living, and you can determine your own life story with just a little hope. Lynda is an admirable woman full of strength.
I also loved how this story shed light on the importance of family. It showed me that we should never, ever take those that we love for granted.
I recommend this book to those who love memoirs, and also those who have experienced tragedy, or need a little hope in their lives.
My Rating: 3.5/5