My first reaction to Nashville Skyline, my gut response, was that I didn’t like it at all. After becoming very acquainted with the substantial blessings of the main character, Harvard educated Dr. Gabe Rutherford; it is maddening to see him treat them with such carelessness. I think however that to illicit such a visceral emotional response from the reader is prima fascia evidence of a fine, well written story. The journey through loss, acceptance, and redemption, seasoned with love, anger and regret, ultimately creates a mixture and taste that is immediately identified. Often times the gravity of an event in one’s life is so great that it determines the shape of that artist‘s work. The strength needed to acknowledge and use that gravity to propel a story, is quite extraordinary. When that event is a loved one’s suicide, the strength needed is almost unfathomable. Ultimately, I believe that Dr. Fesmire was able to imbue his main character Dr. Rutherford with that same strength that leads to acceptance and faith.