A collection of short stories about people who each have suffered some of life's tragedies. Nice to read short stories, since you can get the whole tale quickly. Good bedtime book.
A nice collection of short stories.
Back Cover: The women of WAKE are suffering--or have suffered--a profound loss. Losses that leave them reeling and reaching--for escape, for a husband, a baby, a trinket, and sometimes things more elusive.
In the title story, two sisters are slowly losing their parents to mental illness.
In "Cliff-by-the-Sea", a soldier who has lost his sight in Vietnam is given a second chance through a new relationship with a daughter he didn't know he had.
In "Plan B" a woman loses her husband to an affair with someone much younger--and then her grip on sanity.
A hospice worker in "Outcomes" steals inconsequential tokens from her patients, a habit, both strange and intimate, that soon become a necessary part of her life.
This bravura performance from a fresh literary voice touches and delights as it nudges us toward greater recognition of lifes smallest--and most surprising--possibilities.
A great collection of short stories of different varieties. "The women of Wake are suffering, or have suffered, a profound loss. Losses that leave them reeling and reaching, for escape, for a husband, a baby, a trinket and sometimes things far more elusive.
And best of all, my sister is the author!!