This is a very absorbing account of a families grief after their father dies from cancer. It illuminates why it is a very bad idea to try to console the grieving members by saying "Life Goes on" or "Life is for the Living!" Because life itself is just an errand on finding yur way back from loss! This is one of the best novels I have read about dealing with the process of Grief and Loss. I recommend it highly!
Excellent story about how a family can carry on when tragedy hits. Each member has to find their way, separately and together as a family unit. Touching, inspirational and I enjoyed all of it. Could barely put it down to attend to my own "errands". GinaK
"The Browner family--Annie, Keith, their three children--and Annie's sister, Jess, are in the midst of a dark thicket: Keith is dying. Guest shows us their flashes of impatience. We see how deeply they care for one another, how intricately their lives are interwoven. . . . So satisfying complex and real, so nuanced, that it seems Guest has simply opened a door and let us into a room this family inhabits".