Sunday, October 18, 2009
113. The Widow's Season
Rated 4.5 Stars
I'm not going to say a single word about this book for fear of giving even the slightest spoiler other than to say I really liked it.
A mesmerizing debut novel about love, grief, and the ghosts who show up where we least expect them.
Sarah McConnell''s husband had been dead for three months when she saw him in the grocery store.
What does a woman do when she''s thirty-nine, childless, and completely alone for the first time in her life? Does it mean sheÂ's crazy to think she sees her late husband beside a display of pumpkins? Or is it just what people do, a natural response to grief that will fade in time? ThatÂ's what Sarah McConnell''s friends told her, that it was natural, would last a season, and then fade away.
But what if there was another answer? What if he was really there? They never found the body, after all. What if he is still here somehow, and about to walk back into her life?