Heaven Enough

Heaven Enough Heaven Enough Is a poem about longing about wishing for something What would it be like if I had heaven enough it reads Matt Murphy reads these words for the first time at his wife s funeral After a

  • Title: Heaven Enough
  • Author: Ken La Salle
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Heaven Enough Is a poem about longing, about wishing for something What would it be like if I had heaven enough it reads Matt Murphy reads these words for the first time at his wife s funeral After a death shrouded with mystery, it is the first time he learns that she wrote poetry He and Diva were married for nearly twenty years, yet he did not know her A poHeaven Enough Is a poem about longing, about wishing for something What would it be like if I had heaven enough it reads Matt Murphy reads these words for the first time at his wife s funeral After a death shrouded with mystery, it is the first time he learns that she wrote poetry He and Diva were married for nearly twenty years, yet he did not know her A poet and lover of culinary delights, she is struck by a car and killed instantly randomly on the wrong side of town When her brother, the monk, appears for the funeral, Matt is set on an unprecedented course The two find Diva s computer filled with preparations to hike the Pacific Crest Trail Over 2600 miles from Mexico to Canadad she was leaving without her husband Matt takes it upon himself to hike the trail and sprinkle her ashes along the way What happens in the first two hours is dumbfounding What happens next changes his life forever

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    1. Matt was left with the devastation and pain of his wife’s death. He also was left with the stark realization that he didn’t really know her, that he didn’t really know himself or of the needs they tried and failed to fulfill in each other. He was angry, hurt and left with a million questions regarding not only her death, but her life, because she had one he didn’t even know about. When her distant and rather mysterious brother shows up for her funeral, he not only shreds Matt’s heart a [...]

    2. The title for Heaven Enough and one of the opening lines of the blurb:“What would it be like if I had heaven enough?confused me in the beginning, but as I read on it all came together.Matt Murphy’s wife had been run down by a speeding driver. The questions asked when the death of a loved one comes so unexpectedly, may bring to light things you never knew. We all have our secrets and when all of them are brought to light, we can wonder how well we really know someone.Her brother, Neal, is a m [...]

    3. Have you ever read a book that sort of came out of nowhere for you and you are so glad it did? A book you never heard of and no one you know has read? A book you loved and can’t believe more people don’t know about? Heaven Enough is one of those books for me. I had never heard of it or the author, Ken LaSalle, and then I was asked to review it for Stephanie’s Book Reports and here I am recommending it to all of you because I really believe you will enjoy it. I know I did.Matt’s wife, Div [...]

    4. Heaven Enough, by Ken La Salle, is nothing you would expect to read by the title, but the real story is even better.Matt had no idea where his life was headed, his wife, Diva, just passed and he was lost and confused. Diva was hit by a car, but was it an accident or did she jump in front of the car? He thought he knew his wife until her funeral, where he found out he didn't know a thing about her. All he knew was they loved each other and he worked to give them an extravagant lifestyle. Now on t [...]

    5. I love this story not just for what it is, but for what it made me. I read it the day I was down in the dumps and that one reading changed my whole viewpoint. Hence, if I sound biased, I am truly sorry.The protagonist goes through the same pain I underwent a few years ago, hence it was easy for me to empathise. Life is difficult and everything turns topsy-turvy, but when you start realising that there was more to the person who went away, your world comes crashing down. There are so many facets [...]

    6. An engaging, thought provoking, and well written story. Matt begins as something of a stereotype (a boring accountant). So the decision to hike the PCT is completely out of character, and yet, because of the shock and grief and guilt he feels over his wife’s death, it seems to make sense. Most of the story evolves on the trail. I recently watched the movie, Wild, which also features a journey along the PCT. Although the trail does change Matt, this tale is quite different from Wild. I never qu [...]

    7. I had never heard of this author or book before I was offered the opportunity to read and review it. The "hook" for me was that the wife was a poet, which I have been since the age of ten. On that connection alone, I chose to give this novel a chance, and I am very glad I did. This book is powerfully written and is very inspirational. It's a beautiful, clever story. Most of the story takes place on the Pacific Coast Trail, where we begin to see a transformation in Matt. There are surprises for t [...]

    8. When I first started reading Heaven Enough, I was surprised at the introduction to the story. The first part is Diva’s funeral. Ah, but it sets the stage for all that happens from there on out. La Salle does not disappoint. On the contrary, he entices you along with little bits of information that is more like Hansel and Gretel crumbs leading you to the truth, the crux of the whole story. Absolutely awesome writing that leaves you speechless. No, it leaves you muttering ‘BRAVO!’• CJ Loia [...]

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