A Quiet Life

This character-driven novel begins by introducing three separate characters experiencing grief, loss and significant transition. An older man who is recently widowed can’t find a way to move forward without his wife. A single mother separated from her young daughter struggles to get through each day without her child. A young woman misses her father and the gaping hole he left in her life seems impossible to fill. Set in Pennsylvania, we are pulled in to their lives and feel the sadness and heaviness they each carry. The connections are slowly pieced together and the ordinariness is familiar and imaginable. I enjoyed glimpsing into their lives and watching as they learned to slowly pick themselves up and move on. Recommended.

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