Saturday, July 19, 2008

"Room for Two" by Abel Keogh

"Sweetie, I'm home." I tried to put as much kindness into my voice as possible. I didn't want to have another argument--at least not right away.



A gunshot echoed from our bedroom, followed by the sound of abullet casing skipping along a wall.

Everything slowed down.

"Room for Two" is the true story of Abel Keogh's struggle after his young wife's suicide, his feelings of guilt that he might have been able to prevent it, and how he was able to find peace and happiness again.

I heard Able speak at a writer's conference and was intrigued enough with his story that I later went to his website to read the first chapter. It was so good I would have run out immediately to get a copy and find out what happened, but everything was closed. I had to wait until the next morning. You can get a copy here. Go ahead. I'll be here when you get back.

Once I had "Room for Two" in my hands I was reluctant to stop reading. I had a pretty good idea how the book would end. (The "About the Author" page in the back is a spoiler.) However, by the second page I was emotionally involved with this story. I stayed up until around 2:00 a.m. to finish it. Yes, it was worth the sleep deprivation the next day.

I guarantee, "Room for Two" is one of those stories you will not easily forget. I'm recommending it to all my bookish friends. (Hey, I wonder if anyone has sent a copy to Oprah?)


  1. A copy to Oprah -- that's a good idea. I'll recommend that to Abel. Thanks for doing this review, Marta. It was great.

    I really thought this book was fantastic too.

  2. I enjoyed this book a lot, too, Marta. Thanks for the review!

  3. If you know a way to get my book on Oprah, I'll be forever in your debt.

    Thanks for the review.