This is an amazing debut from a very young author. She evokes emotion from the reader throughout the entire book - you'll cry more than once as she recounts the story of an amazing woman, trying to hold her life together through her husband's battle with cancer. Recommended for anyone who wants a "good cry" book that can be finished in one weekend.
Very good, sad and touching but a good read.
Great read. Hard to imagine that this is the debut novel of a girl that had barely turned 18.
Very touching family story about accepting a death of a loved one.
As she loses her husband to leukemia, Gloria Burgess vows not the "fall apart", for her own sake and that of her young son. somehow, far from the States, she'll preserve the pleasant life she and Bill created for themselves in London. Yet, despite her bravest efforts, Gloria will be swept up in a remarkable rite of passage. it will plunge her into a shattering exploration of her parents' unfulfilled marriage. It will entwine her destiny with the life and passions of artist Jascha Kremsky. And, ultimately, it will force Gloria into an utter reinvention of herself, transmuting her grief and anger into love and forgiveness, across the undiscovered border where the end is really the beginning...