My Father’s Words by Patricia Maclachlan


When Fiona and Finn O’Brien lose their father in an accident, they are unsure how to deal with their grief. Their father was always the one with the listening ear and a comforting word. At their friend Luke’s suggestion, Fiona and Finn begin volunteering at the local animal shelter. Their experience there as well as help from other areas allows the healing process to begin.

As usual, Patricia Maclachlan is able to tell a poignant story with very few words. She shares hope and healing in a story appropriate for both children an adults. I finished this sweet story in a short afternoon read and would recommend it for any family dealing with a loss.

Recommended ages--9 and up

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