All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf

All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf

A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives--and see clearly the people we love most. Katharine Smyth was a student at Oxford when she first read Virginia Woolf's modernist masterpiece To the Lighthouse in the comfort of an English sitting room, and in the companionable silence she shared with her father. After his death--a calamity th A wise, lyrical memoir about the power of literature to help us read our own lives--and see clearly the people we lov...

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Title:All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf
Author:Katharine Smyth
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Genres:Nonfiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

All the Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf Reviews

  • k
    Jul 17, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

  • Laurie
    Jul 28, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

  • Amy
    Jul 07, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

  • Patricia
    Jun 16, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

  • Janet
    May 08, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

  • Beverly
    Jan 11, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

    This wasn't the one normal books I read but it was pretty good. I read it in one setting I recommend that anyone should check it out get out of your comfort zone, Some of the book made me think of my own father so I related well to this. Was well written ...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Apr 01, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

  • Lyndsey Jenkins
    Feb 23, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

  • Ellie
    Feb 23, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

  • Holly
    Jun 17, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

  • Patricia
    Feb 21, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

  • Abby
    May 01, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

  • Devin
    Feb 13, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

    This wasn't the one normal books I read but it was pretty good. I read it in one setting I recommend that anyone should check it out get out of your comfort zone, Some of the book made me think of my own father so I related well to this. Was well written ...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is a part memoir and a part record of research about the author?s readings of her favorite book To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Katharine Smyth wrote of growing up as an only child along with the cancer and eventual death of her father while compari...

  • Mollie
    Apr 22, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

  • Amy Johns
    Apr 22, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

  • Dave
    Apr 13, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 25, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

    This wasn't the one normal books I read but it was pretty good. I read it in one setting I recommend that anyone should check it out get out of your comfort zone, Some of the book made me think of my own father so I related well to this. Was well written ...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is a part memoir and a part record of research about the author?s readings of her favorite book To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Katharine Smyth wrote of growing up as an only child along with the cancer and eventual death of her father while compari...

    "All the Lives We Ever Lived..." by Katharine Smyth is an innovative approach to biography writing in its blending to the author's literary analysis of her favorite book "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. The central subject of the book, the loss of her father, is greatly enhanced ...

    I really liked that this book was about the author's family relationships, death of her father and Virginia Woolf's writing. My father died recently and surprisingly I have found myself reading Woolf's books and short stories. I felt relieved at times when the author mentioned some of ...

  • Michelle
    Mar 14, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

  • Rachael Rennard
    Feb 28, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

    This wasn't the one normal books I read but it was pretty good. I read it in one setting I recommend that anyone should check it out get out of your comfort zone, Some of the book made me think of my own father so I related well to this. Was well written ...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is a part memoir and a part record of research about the author?s readings of her favorite book To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Katharine Smyth wrote of growing up as an only child along with the cancer and eventual death of her father while compari...

    "All the Lives We Ever Lived..." by Katharine Smyth is an innovative approach to biography writing in its blending to the author's literary analysis of her favorite book "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. The central subject of the book, the loss of her father, is greatly enhanced ...

    I really liked that this book was about the author's family relationships, death of her father and Virginia Woolf's writing. My father died recently and surprisingly I have found myself reading Woolf's books and short stories. I felt relieved at times when the author mentioned some of ...

    I have said it many times, and I will say it again: everyone has a story to tell. And I dove whole-heartedly into Katharine Smyth's story of her father--but that's the only layer of her memoir that I enjoyed and/or connected with. Yes, everyone grieves differently, everyone finds di...

    Thank you to @crownpublishing for a free copy of this book! ? ?Is not the sight of ourselves laid bare on the page-endlessly complex, and yet not singular at all-one of reading?s humblest, most delightful rewards?? ? It was the perfect time for me to pick up All the Lives...

  • Eric Anderson
    Jun 17, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

  • Enchanted Prose
    Mar 06, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

  • miss.mesmerized mesmerized
    Jan 27, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

  • Onaiza Khan
    Jul 07, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

  • Jackie
    Jan 05, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

  • Donna Hines
    Sep 14, 2018

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

  • saranimals
    Dec 14, 2018

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

  • Rebekah
    Mar 01, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

    This wasn't the one normal books I read but it was pretty good. I read it in one setting I recommend that anyone should check it out get out of your comfort zone, Some of the book made me think of my own father so I related well to this. Was well written ...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is a part memoir and a part record of research about the author?s readings of her favorite book To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Katharine Smyth wrote of growing up as an only child along with the cancer and eventual death of her father while compari...

    "All the Lives We Ever Lived..." by Katharine Smyth is an innovative approach to biography writing in its blending to the author's literary analysis of her favorite book "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. The central subject of the book, the loss of her father, is greatly enhanced ...

    I really liked that this book was about the author's family relationships, death of her father and Virginia Woolf's writing. My father died recently and surprisingly I have found myself reading Woolf's books and short stories. I felt relieved at times when the author mentioned some of ...

    I have said it many times, and I will say it again: everyone has a story to tell. And I dove whole-heartedly into Katharine Smyth's story of her father--but that's the only layer of her memoir that I enjoyed and/or connected with. Yes, everyone grieves differently, everyone finds di...

  • Kerry (lines i underline)
    Nov 11, 2018

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

  • Zina
    Feb 05, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

  • Caleb
    Apr 10, 2019

    ?All The Lives We Ever Lived: Seeking Solace in Virginia Woolf? (2019) is written by Katharine Smyth, and is an articulate exploration of literary criticism combined with a deeply personal memoir and tribute to the life and death of her beloved father who passed away from cancer an...

    This book is a memoir both of the author's experience of her father's death and her reading of Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Smyth is a skillful writer and her accounting of her father's illness and death brought me to tears, large due to its power in reminding me of my own mothe...

    I closed my eyes and tried to sleep. I opened them and asked my seatmate for the time. We were still hours away, and I willed the seconds to pass, even as I had an image then of the death moment as a fracture that had split my life in two, and every minute, every mile, was a measure of...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is an evocative portrait of the deep bond between the author and her dynamic, difficult father. It is an exploration of her overwhelming grief at his death. In her struggle to communicate the complexity of that experience, Smyth turns to Virginia Woolf, to t...

    It's a book about a book. A great book about another great book. Smyth's writing is beautiful, slightly reminiscent of Woolf's in fact. I had picked it up with an entirely different set of expectations than the ones that were met. The ones I didn't know I had. It's a personal journ...

    I won this book as a giveaway. It?s an alright read. It?s a memoir where the author compares her life to Virginia Woolf life as well as her Lighthouse novel. The author clearly shows comparisons and the book is a nice and easy read. I can see someone loving this book while others m...

    Oh my goodness. I picked this book up because i was caught with nothing to occupy my time at a Library volunteer function. I was hooked after three pages. Perhaps it hit me a little harder because my father passed in October. The author was a student at Oxford when she first read Virgi...

    Any author who describes her passionate engagement with Virginia Woolf?s writing will instantly grab my attention. So when I saw how Katharine Smyth?s memoir ?All the Lives We Ever Lived? is about her process of finding solace in reading Woolf?s novel ?To the Lighthouse? ...

    This was fine, but it left me asking "why am I reading this when I could just be reading To the Lighthouse again?" ...

    Overall a lovely book about one of my favorite books. I also was intrigued with how author Smyth tied her own experiences of grief with that of the family and friends of the people in To the Lighthouse, and skillfully showed how Woolf mined her own experiences with grief to write that ...

    It?s a very well written and personal meditation on grief though the lens of Virginia Woolf?s To the Lighthouse. A detailed knowledge of that book would add value to the reading experience. ...

    I liked the way the ocean is a constant presence, the way it is in Woolf's work, and Smyth's loving look at the novel got me rereading it. ...

    Love the analysis of Woolf. The end of the book suffered from what the author herself pointed out as the simple inability to come to a ?truth? about the reality/process of mourning. But rather than acknowledge and stop, there seemed to be a stubborn determination to persist. I feel...

    How does one even go about rating and reviewing the memoirs of another? Something I had never previously had occasion to ask myself. What I will say is that I appreciate the author making To the Lighthouse and Virginia Woolf accessible. I had tried to read Lighthouse previously, beca...

    A powerful, emotional, moving memoir by Katharine Smyth. All The Lives We Ever Lived takes place in an English Class where Katharine Smyth first came across To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolfs. After her father's death she returned to seek solice and comfort in that novel. Readers ...

    "Perhaps there is one book for every life." Perhaps this will be the most important book I could have read this year. I learned of my mother's terminal cancer in August of last year and it's been muddled thoughts that swim in frazzle ever since. However, I feel as if I'm just a litt...

    An elegant memoir of the unbreakable bond between a daughter and her father using literary scholarship (Rhode Island, Boston, also England, Australia; roughly 1980s to present-day): There are many ways to describe this heartbreaker of a memoir about an only child who loses her beloved ...

    Katharine Smyth idolized her father. He was her hero and the person with who she had long talks, both growing up and as an adult. She also idealized her parent?s marriage. But her father, and the marriage, had a rather large dark side. He was an alcoholic who was a tyrant to her moth...

    This woman?s poor mother. The book is dedicated to her, yet the father is over and over again described as the author?s favorite person, best friend, her family seems so lonely without him, her mother?s grief annoys her?to her credit, she later realizes she was a tad unfair on ...

    Interesting book. The author makes detailed comparisons between her personal family, the real family of Virginia Woolf and the Ramsay family who is featured in Woolf's novel "To the Lighthouse". Smyth finds multiple parallels between the lives of the various family members and ext...

    I was intrigued, as a fellow Woolf devotee, but I found my attention wandering. Smyth is a strong writer, but I wanted this to be either a grief memoir or a meditation on Woolf, not both. ...

    A lovely and insightful memoir about the death of the author's father. I got a bit lost in a lot of the Woolf references, but appreciated them nonetheless. ...

    So beautiful ...

    The death of her father has left Katharine pondering about her life and the people playing major roles in it. Amongst them is not only her family but also Virginia Woolf whose works deeply impressed her when she was a student at Oxford. The parallels between ?To the Lighthouse? and...

    This wasn't the one normal books I read but it was pretty good. I read it in one setting I recommend that anyone should check it out get out of your comfort zone, Some of the book made me think of my own father so I related well to this. Was well written ...

    All the Lives We Ever Lived is a part memoir and a part record of research about the author?s readings of her favorite book To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. Katharine Smyth wrote of growing up as an only child along with the cancer and eventual death of her father while compari...

    "All the Lives We Ever Lived..." by Katharine Smyth is an innovative approach to biography writing in its blending to the author's literary analysis of her favorite book "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf. The central subject of the book, the loss of her father, is greatly enhanced ...