When I speak to book groups, people often ask if writing this novel was therapeutic. I wish. The pain was there in the beginning and also at the end. As I went through the galleys looking for typos, I put my head down on the table and wept. Now, the book has its own life, and readers have been kind.
Here are excerpts from recent reviews.
“An affecting, deeply honest novel; at the same time, a lacerating indictment of our modern health care system.”–Kirkus Reviews
“A heartrending story of love, loss and the endurance of the human spirit.”–Literary Fiction Book Review (You can download discussion questions for your book group from this website.)
“It took me along a road I hope I never have to travel. Not necessarily an easy read, but one that will cause you to thank your lucky stars it is not your life.”–Patricia Day for Readers’ Favorite
Honorable Mention in the Southern California Book Festival and Great Midwest Book Festival