just finished reading...

Brought together by the narrator, a recently deceased veterinarian named Helena Colden, this is the story of what is unsaid: all the ways we leave things unsaid and unspoken--to our loved ones and to ourselves. It also explores the relationship between the animal and human world. The secondary characters are compelling and I was caught up in their stories and how they wove together.

I liked how it turned from a story of grief into a courtroom procedural and that the intensity built naturally. I liked the non-human characters and the interdependence of them with the humans.

I haven't been moved to tears by a book in a long time; I found myself sniffing at the end. It is a beautiful book.


Mrs. Chili said...

Do I need to make a bookstore run?

Mrs. Chili said...

Very well, then. Here I go!!