Drinking from the Trough by Mary Carlson: a review

Thanks Booksparks for the copy of this book.

I must admit I didn’t read what this book was about. I gave it a try. I was so sad throughout the whole book. It’s a memoir/short stories about the authors life, her pets and so on.

I really tried to like it. It seemed that a-lot of the chapters ended with death. That’s really hard to read in a book. It’s extremely hard when it’s animals.

I have fur babies and it’s hard to read about how the author being a veterinarian that she would put her own animals down. Sure she shared some fun stories about her animals. The theme of death loomed around.

I think the book would have seemed better if it wasn’t presented as a memoir but as a collection of short stories.

2.5 stars.


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