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Martha Stevens-David Review: "To the Sun and Back" by April Awalt
By Martha Stevens-David
Oct 10, 2015 - 8:00:24 AM

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Upon receipt of this book, "To the Sun and Back" by April April Awalt,"I sat myself down and began to read.

To the Sun and Back, is a sweet tale of parental love. The author lost her son at age ten to meningitis and wrote the book as a way of healing by reflecting upon the love and bond she shared with him.

I was so touched by the writer's ability to put her own monumental grief aside in order to complete this heart breaking task. I doubt that many parents, when faced with the loss of a beloved child, could have completed this heartfelt task, but April Awalt has.

This is such a charmingly illustrated homage to her little son. I just know that there is a "Heaven" beyond our earthly realm and her boy is looking down upon his mother and he has a big smile on his face.

I have already recommended this sweet story to others.

Martha Stevens-David

April Awalt lost her son to meningitis when he was only ten years old. This is her story about the love she shared with him, and an inspirational view of the love between a parent and child. For more information, visit

"To the Sun and Back"
By April Awalt
Published April 20, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4567-4264-5
20 pages
Softcover $12.95

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