Thoughts by Alison Espach, Henry Holt & Company 2022, 340 pages
Challenge: for TOB and for #ReadICT: Grief category
Genre/Theme: Adult Fiction; grief, sister relationships
Type/Source: Hardcover / Library
What It’s About: A sister talks to her dead sister, the few years prior, the immediate aftermath, and the years following.
Thoughts: I loved it. Sally was such a devoted little sister, adoring her older sibling. How she grieves and attempts to understand and work through her parents grief, as well as be totally besotted with her sister’s boyfriend. Her outlook on life, attempting to throw humor at everything, only makes her feel odd and empty; it was just heartbreaking and felt very real to me.
Rating: Five slices of pie. Apple pie mentions.
“Then it was over and all the people came to our house and ate apple pie and swirled around our mother at the kitchen table, who was catatonic in her chair.”Page 97
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