Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sunshine and Shadow

by Lynn Johnston

The centerpiece of this For Better or For Worse collection is the death of Elly's mother. The tale runs the gamut from her illness and final trip to the hospital, through her death, her husband's adjustment and finally the gathering of the family for a large memorial service. Naturally, there are no strips in the storyline that are laugh-out-loud funny, but a few of them put the spotlight on the human foibles that surface even in our darkest moments, evoking a pleasant smile. Ms. Johnston does a great job of capturing another of those times of life that happen to every family. And, just as life goes on after the passing of a loved one, so does the collection contain strips that cover the other events in the lives of the Patterson clan, their friends and neighbors.

It's worth checking out.
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