Critic’s Reviews – Only Spring
Only Spring – On Mourning the Death of My Son
[This book] has the power of a sledgehammer and the tenderness of the saddest love story. Be prepared to cry your heart out and learn about coping, about strength and about hope.
A poignant account of an anguishing life-changing experience.
It is to Livingston’s credit that he speaks not in terms of a triumph over death but of a confidence, gradually won, that love is not lost. This sets the book apart from much of the popular literature of hope and makes it an important contribution to the tradition of tragedy that moves us to humanity in the embrace of mortality.