Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Publisher: eBook | Paperback
Cully was killed in an avalanche at age twenty-two and now his mother Sarah St. John is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Trying to decide whether to drown in her grief or going back to work she seems have lost her interest in. While having this fight with herself there are people in her surrounding trying to get her attention too. Her father who lives in her basement has his own ideas how she should deal with things but obviously misses his grandson too. Her best friend is in a divorce she does not want to have and Cully's father who she never married seems to be around a lot lately.
Just when she feels she cannot handle it anymore Kit appears on her doorstep confusing her even more.
So you spotted that two stars up there already? Yeah this book and I did not really agree with one another. It might be a mood read but I am not really convinced. The story has a lot of potential for beauty. Dealing with mourning, love, loss, trying to let go. The emotional factors are multiple in this book and they are touched. But it failed to touch me.
The most interesting character for me was Cully. I was so curious what he would have said about all these people mourning him in their own way. To hear his story instead of having it filled in with presumptions from his mothers findings.
The other character that came close to liking was Lyle, Sarah's dad. It is clear he has found a way of dealing with stuff and I would have loved to know more about the way his mind works. But the book is written from Sarah's point of view. Though it is obvious why her brain is scattered it felt like nothing was really finished. The one moment she is thinking about something Kit said and the other moment she is all over the place and I could not keep up. To really get the emotional message from this story it is important to be able to connect to Sarah though which I failed to do.