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I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.  

The Dead I Know

The Dead I Know - Scot Gardner

“To truly know death, you’d have to have loved.”


Aaron feels safe with his mam although her health was deteriorating. One minute she understands the present situation and then it wasn’t long before her mind was lost and playing tricks with her. He feels he can take care of her and he wants to keep their lives inside their van private.  Finding a job working at a funeral parlor, Aaron thinks he can handle the job but sometimes things get to be too much for him. He likes the time away but he worries when he’s not home and there is more to this position than what everyone thinks there is.   His boss, Mr. Barton is a patient caring man but a man of few words. As Aaron juggles life and work, his issues hit home, you feel his pain and you feel his successes. Aaron has pride but he also needs to realize that there are others out there who care and are willing to help. It’s an amazing novel that I read in one sitting.