June 6, 2014 1:00 PM

‘Next Life Might Be Kinder’ by Howard Norman a quirky, probing novel

A murder, many memories. But are they all correct? With brief chapters that switch between past and present, scenes that include a man’s talks with his dead wife, visits with his psychiatrist and his day-to-day life after Elizabeth’s death, Howard Norman explores grief and loss and even truth in ‘Next Life Might Be Kinder.’

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