Book Review: Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day

RaeOvSun Readers: This weekend I present to you my review of Sandy Day’s novella Fred’s Funeral. Below is the official synopsis of this piece. Click the book cover to read my review.

Only at his funeral, does a family come to know a long neglected and shell-shocked soldier from WWI. Based on a true story.

It’s 1986. Fred Sadler has just died of old age. Seventy years after he marched off to WWI.

As his ghost hovers near the ceiling of the nursing home where he’s died, Fred listens in dismay as the arrangement of his funeral falls to his loathed sister-in-law, Viola.

Fred’s ghost follows his family, eavesdropping on his own funeral, and agonizing over his inability to set the record straight.

Did old Uncle Fred really suffer from shell shock? Why did his family lock him away in the Whitby Hospital for the Insane? Couldn’t they have done more for him?

Fred remembers his life as a child, his family’s hotel, the War, and the mental hospital. But his memories clash with Viola’s version as the family gathers one rainy October night to pay their respects.

Fred’s Funeral is a perfect Book Club choice. Get yours today.

 

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