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The Bear

by Andrew Krivak

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The Bear by Andrew Krivak
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    Feb 2020, 224 pages

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Rory L. Aronsky
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In this moving post-apocalyptic fable, a girl is guided on an elegiac mission by a talking bear.

The Bear feels like a novel I've been awaiting for years. I received the book and its message with wonderment and gratitude, feeling as though it came into my life for a reason. Coming up on a year since the death of my father and the passing of my two beloved dogs, this story resonated deeply with me. The Bear isn't just about the last two people on Earth, an unnamed father and daughter who live in a time after some sort of apocalyptic event has felled humanity. It's about grief—how the father has dealt with the loss of his wife, who died not long after giving birth to the girl, and how the girl will learn to live through this pain as well. I felt amazed watching her grow up so fast with just the turning of a few pages, seven years old on one page, and then 11 and 12 years old less than 30 pages later. I thought of how we survive years of hardship, like the prolonged illness of a ...

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