Is a poem about longing, about wishing for something more. "What would it be like if I had heaven enough?" it reads.
Matt Murphy reads these words for the first time at his wife's funeral. After a death shrouded with mystery, it is the first time he learns that she wrote poetry. He and Diva were married for nearly twenty years, yet he did not "know" her. A poet and lover of culinary delights, she is struck by a car and killed instantly—randomly—on the wrong side of town.
When her brother, the "monk," appears for the funeral, Matt is set on an unprecedented course. The two find Diva's computer filled with preparations to hike the Pacific Crest Trail. Over 2600 miles from Mexico to Canada...and she was leaving without her husband.
Matt takes it upon himself to hike the trail and sprinkle her ashes along the way. What happens in the first two hours is dumbfounding.
What happens next changes his life forever…
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was really surprised by this book. I was instantly hooked into finding out the why and how of Diva's death. But this story was more than that, it was almost like a coming of age tale for Matt. The author, Ken is a great storyteller and Heaven Enough is very well written. The ending was surprising, yet to me perfect for the story. I recommend this 4.5 star book to anyone who likes a story that's powerful and endearing. It'd be a great weekend at the beach read, xo!
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Author and playwright, Ken La Salle’s passion is intense humor, meaningful drama, and finding answers to the questions that define our lives. Ken La Salle grew up in Santa Ana, California and has remained in the surrounding area his entire life. He was raised with strong, blue collar roots, which have given his writing a progressive and environmentalist view. His plays have been seen in theaters across the country and you can find a growing number of books available online.
Find out more about Ken on his website at www.kenlasalle.com.
You can also read him on the following blogs and sites of e-lightenment:
Life and other issues of the day: http://twolivesonepath.blogspot.com/
On writing and being a writer: http://kenlasalle.blogspot.com/
And for insights on pursuing your dreams, check out his monthly blog at http://www.recoveringself.com/category/ken-la-salle