Room of Tears :: Book Review

Title: Room of Tears

Author: Linda Merlino

Pages: 160 

 The author narrates the story of Diane O'Connor in the year 2041, forty years after 9/11 attack, in conversation with Father Antonio Ortiz. When I started reading the chapter 1 of the book, I thought it has something to do with the supernatural or paranormal activities. Diane invites the Father home and hands over her diary written with pain and requests him to read. The Father remembers his journey of becoming a priest and his granny who motivated him. I liked the flow of the story and the theme on which Linda has written. 
To the world, it appears that thousands of people lost their lives on 9/11 but this one incident changed Diane's life and her family.

Author Bio:

Linda Merlino is the author of  Room of Tears (July 23 2013), Hudson Catalina (2008-Belly of the Whale & re-release 9/14/12), Swan Boat Souvenir (self-published 2003) she began writing fiction as a young mother on the sidelines of endless soccer practices.  Linda wrote anytime any place.  A manuscript filled a carton in the back seat of her car.  Many years have passed since those early beginnings, but her work continues to be inspired by her children.

The author has a fascination with heroes and writes her fiction to honor ordinary men and women who react unselfishly in extraordinary circumstances.  She extends her gratitude to all who keep us safe and free.

Her hometown is outside of Boston.  She lived for many years in New York City and more recently calls Connecticut her home.

Hudson Catalina

My Rating: 4/5

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