"Since it lacks the drama and visual appeal of Patricia Lauber's Hurricanes (1996) or Seymour Simon's Storms (1989), this should only be purchased where additional materials are needed. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
"Heartfelt but too message-driven'and thus uncompelling'to bring out the Kleenex. (Literary Guild featured alternate and Doubleday Book Club; author tour)"
Best-selling Pratt's second is sweetly sincere but less affecting than his first (The Last Valentine, 1998) in detailing two generations of Irish-American men learning to endure loss.
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